SOS Children Village is one of the humanitarian organizations on the frontline in Nepal. SOS Nepal (Save Our Souls) Children village is an independent and nongovernmental international organization founded by Hermann Gmeiner in Austria in 1949 for the protection of the interest and rights of the children and to meet their needs.
The organization’s primary focus is abandoned, orphaned, and needy children devoid of family care, which they are in utmost need of. SOS is present in more than 130 countries worldwide, and Nepal is also one of them.
SOS Children Village Nepal is a non-political and non-denominational organization that is part of the global federation of SOS Children’s Villages International in Austria. SOS Children Village Nepal came into being in the 1960s.
Initially, the organization’s work started near the capital city of Kathmandu. Now, it is present in 10 districts in Nepal, and all the branches work with a single focused vision, which is the care of abandoned, orphaned, and needy children.
SOS Nepal children village location
SOS Children Villages are in Jorpati, Sanothimi, Kavre, Bharatpur, Gandaki, Pokhara, Lumbini, Surkhet, Dhangadhi, and Itahari. All these SOS children villages of Nepal primarily work to ensure the future of those children who are deprived of parental care or are at risk of loss of their parents.
SOS Children Village Nepal functions through its own vision, mission, values, and strategy. Sticking tightly to its vision, mission, values and strategy, it has been able to live up to its principles and reason of its foundation. It has been able to provide help to many helpless children and has made their future secure.
The vision of SOS children village Nepal is focused on the children’s growth. It has an idea that during the period of the children’s development, every child grows with love, respect, security, and a sense of belonging to the family. The children gain a solid foundation for their growth in which all of their necessities are taken care of, and they also learn moral values.
SOS Children Village Nepal has the mission to build families for children in need, help to shape the children’s future, and share in the development of their communities. They have their core values, beliefs, and attitudes that have always kept them strong and moving on. These values are courage, commitment, trust, and accountability.
With courage, they take action to support the children who have no one else to turn to and pioneer innovative childcare purposes. With commitment, they keep their promises of ensuring a better life for the children. With trust, they believe in each other and in the potential of every child, and with accountability, they present reliability. Their primary strategy is to make quality care available for each child.
SOS Children Village in Nepal works to strengthen struggling families. They work with the families to properly care for the children for their proper growth. If the children cannot be cared for in their own families and cannot stay with their families, then they are cared for in one of the SOS villages of the country by the respective SOS mothers.
There are SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools, SOS Youth facilities, SOS Vocational Training Centers, SOS Medical Centres, and SOS Social Centres. These take care of the education and support of the children. Also, medical advice and treatment are provided where health care is not widely available.
Works done by the organization are made possible through various supporters, sponsors, donors, etc. All have supported their kind humanitarian work that can help a child to ensure their future in this vast world.
SOS children village Nepal is a nongovernmental and non-denominational organization. It has been working to take care of the children who have lost their parents and are at risk of losing them. It ensures their education so their future will be bright, contributing to nation-building. It has been running under the financial support of sponsors and donors, institutional and cooperative partners, and loyal friends worldwide.
- Every child belongs to a family.
- Every child grows with love.
- Every child grows with respect.
- Every child grows with security.
- To build families for children in need by providing the opportunity to build a lasting relationship within a family.
- To help them shape their futures by ensuring the education and skill training they need to succeed.
- To share in the development of their communities by conducting facilities and programs to strengthen families and prevent the abandonment of children.
Courage: we take action
- To take care of the orphan with new technology and innovation.
Commitment: We keep our promises
- To dedicate to helping the orphans children to have a better life.
Trust: We believe in each other
- To support and respect to build an environment with responsibilities.
Accountability: We are reliable partners
- To guarantee the well-being of the children with high standards of care.
- To focus on providing quality care to children and preventing children’s abandonment in the community.
- To achieve more excellent strategic partnerships with other organizations with a shared vision and values.
- To build more relationships with friends who can support us to sustain long-term childcare.
- By supporting the people and associations who work directly with children, we will be in a solid position to meet the ultimate objective of providing a loving home to one million children in 2022 all over the world.
Functions of SOS Nepal
- Family-based child care
It provides safe and loving care for children who have lost their parents in a family setting. Its primary focus areas are family-based care for orphaned, abandoned, and neglected children and comprehensive community-based social programs for disadvantaged families.
- Family strengthening
Its main motive is to create an environment where orphan children or those who are at risk of losing their parents can get an opportunity to grow in their root family.
SOS provides quality education to children who have lost their parents. It runs kindergartens, daycare centers, schools, and vocational training centers to address the need and rights of children.
- Emergency responses
It initiates and implements emergency rescues during difficult times of flood, landslides, earthquakes, etc. It focuses on children and youth in regular activities and emergency operations.
- Child rights Advocacy
It assesses whether the national alternative care center is under the UN Guidelines for Alternative Care of Children to address needy children’s plights.
Currently, SOS has branches in Itahari, Bharatpur, Dhangadhi, Gandaki, Jorpati, Kavre, Lumbini, Pokhara, Sanothimi, and Surkhet..
SOS Nepal Contact Address
Sanothimi, Madhyapur – 2,
GPO Box – 757
Kathmandu, Province No. 3 NEPAL
T +977 1 6630091 / 6630391
F +977 1 6630191
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org