SOS Children’s Villages Kosovo

History

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The SOS Children’s Villages Foundation in Kosovo has been operating since 1999 and has since then cared for over 1500 abandoned children and children in need. SOS Children’s Village in Velania currently provides shelter, care and education for over 500 children through 6 projects such as: SOS Family, SOS Integrated Family, Family Strengthening Programme, SOS Youth Home, Centers for Short and Middle Term Placement of Children “Dielli” and New SOS Kindergarten.

We act as an independent, non – governmental organization on social development. We respect all cultures and religions and we work in different countries and communities where our mission can contribute in development. We work based on the UN Convention on Child’s Rights.
With the SOS Children’s Village concept our organization has lead family approach for the long term care of children without parental care, abandoned and children in need.

“SOS Kinderdorf International Kosovë” as of January 1, 2010 is registered as a local foundation with the name “SOS Fshatrat e Fëmijëve” Kosovë. All assets are under SOS Children’s Villages Kosovo and all the projects and staff continued their work under same conditions.

National Office of the SOS Children’s Villages coordinates all projects and programmes in the country. Employees of the National Office and SOS Programmes are professionals that dedicate all their efforts to support children in building their future.