SOS Children's villages of India is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation working for the holistic development of parentless children, women and children belonging to vulnerable families. For over 50 years, they have reached out to over 25,000 children through their 32 SOS Children's Villages and 32 community projects in India.
SOS Children's Villages of India was established in 1964 at Faridabad near Delhi. SOS India has worked with children, communities, disaster struck and disaster prone areas, giving hope to weary communities and families. SOS India is the largest operation within the SOS International Federation of 134 countries. SOS Children’s Villages of India is committed to the welfare of parentless and abandoned children and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect.
The organization’s work is based on the following four pillars:
- The Mother: Every child has a caring parent
- Brothers and Sisters: Every child has family ties and he or she grows up with a sense of responsibility and a spirit of sharing
- The House: A place where the child feels secure and has a sense of belonging
- The Village: A community that surrounds the child, so that every child has roots
- One of the most unique features of SOS Children's Villages is the home-like environment and the long-term support given to every child under our care up to the age of 24.