SOS Youth care

In Syria, children living in SOS Children's villages move to the youth house when they turn 14, which becomes their new home until they complete their education or vocational training. After they graduate, they move out of the youth house to start the semi-independent period of their lives where they live alone, while receiving limited support and supervision from the youth leader. This period might last for up to three years until the young boy/girl is deemed capable of living an independent and successful life.

SOS Children's Villages attaches great importance to ensuring that the young people entrusted to its care are well prepared for the social and economic realities of their world and are empowered to develop their own personal perspectives in life.


Read the story of Hanan

The first youth house in Syria was opened in 1986 and now, there are six youth houses located in Damascus and its rural.