“We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities.”
Why we exist
Every child needs to grow up in a caring family. Family breakdown has dire consequences for every child and the society they live in, but it is everywhere. In a world filled with poverty, violence, disease and injustice, we estimate that as much as 10% of the world’s children need the support we provide. They are denied their globally-accepted rights to essential care, protection, education, and health care. They are denied their right just to be a child.
Nearly every government in the world has signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, yet many states still do not, or cannot, fulfill their obligations.
What we do
Everything we do is based on the best interests of the child. We help vulnerable families care for their children, and we work to prevent the breakdown of parental care. When children can no longer live with their own families, we provide quality alternative care in SOS families or SOS-supported foster care.
We support young people in their efforts to become independent adults and succeed in life. We advocate for governments to uphold their obligations with regard to child rights. We partner with donors, communities, governments and other organizations to reach the children who need support, lending our expertise and responding to local realities.
When emergencies strike in areas where we already have a presence, we focus on providing humanitarian assistance, care and protection for children and families, in coordination with governments and relief agencies.
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We pride ourselves in having competent and qualified leaders to stir our vision and mission.