When children can no longer live with their families, we work with communities and state partners to provide children with loving and supportive alternative care.
We work with children, families, communities and states to prevent family breakdown and ensure that children’s rights are met.
We work with communities, civil society organizations and states to provide a wide range of suitable and quality alternative care options for children without parental care.
We work with community structures, governments and partner CSOs to support vulnerable families safeguard their children’s wellbeing and prevent family-child separation. We work to establish and/or strengthen gatekeeping mechanisms capable of ensuring that children are admitted to the alternative care system only if all possible means of keeping them with their parents or extended family have been examined.
Children are most vulnerable during an emergency. When disaster strikes, SOS Children’s Villages acts quickly to protect and care for children. With our long-term, global and local presence, we protect their rights and help keep families together. We stay for as long as it takes to help them overcome the emergency and rebuild their lives.
We stand up for children and help to inform communities and decision-makers about children’s rights. We encourage children and young persons to actively take part in the decision-making processes that affect their lives and speak up for themselves.
We work with partners on youth development programmes to empower young people and support their transition to self-reliance. Our programmes combine mentoring, internships, soft and technical skills trainings tailored to the demands of the local labour market and the needs of each young person. We collaborate with local organizations to ensure sustainability, community involvement and ownership of what we do. We help to develop the capacity of community based organizations, structures and local associations at where we work.