SOS Villages

SOS Children's Villages provides orphaned and abandoned children with a caring, loving, and secure family environment where all their needs are met and their rights are protected.

A typical Children’s Village has 10-15 homes with capacity of 5 to 10 children in each of them. Each SOS family is given the security of a house they can call home. Children live according to their own culture and religion, enabling them to recognize and express their individual interests and talents.

Children living in the SOS Children Villages go to the schools of the surrounding areas with children of the neighborhood. When the children are back from school, they live normal family life with their mother, sisters and brothers in their home within the village community. The work of the village is conducted under the supervision of qualified, educational staff, headed by the village director. 

We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of care in our villages. Since the opening of the first SOS village in Syria in 1981, hundreds of orphaned and abandoned children have found a loving home in an SOS family.

SOS villages in Syria