Mission and vision
Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security.
We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities.
Every child has the right to grow up with love and respect. Unfortunately a lot of children lose their families and parental care as a result of the family separation.
SOS Children’s Villages were established to provide a home and a family for the children that gave lost parental care. We are dedicated to the care for children without parental care and ensure that children grow up with love and respect.
The SOS Children’s Village program’s focus is on Child’s development in a warm family environment.
The principles of our work with children, families and communities:
- Our main focus is on the development of children in a warm and loving family environment.
- Strengthening social support networks for children and families.
- The child’s best interest is the main focus behind every decision and action.
- Children play an active role in finding the best possible solutions to help them face the challenges of their lives.
Our organization pioneered a family approach to the family longterm care of children without parental care and abandoned children.Our work is based on four principles: Each child has a caring parent; Family ties grow naturally; Each family creates its own home that gives security to the child within the family environment and supports the child to grow up in the community.
What keeps us strong
Courage: We take action – child protection framework is our bases in the field of child care
Commitment: We keep our promises – We are dedicated to helping generations of children have a better life..
Trust: We believe in each other – We believe in each other’s abilities and potential
Accountability: We are reliable partners – we are reliable partners in international level for over 60 years, since 1949, and as a result of our transparency we have built a foundation of trust with donors and partners