Our Mission

“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. 

Family based care
Family Strengthening beneficiaries
Education Services beneficiaries

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Leadership

We pride ourselves in having competent and qualified leaders to stir our vision and mission.

Development Economist and has previously served in top leadership, management and technical positions in various development and philanthropy organisations at pan African and Southern African level. Most recently, he worked at Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and African Grantmakers Network (now the African Philanthropy Network).
Adern Nkandela
National Director
Mrs Rabecca Chipoya is a seasoned Education expert and has various experience in Child safeguarding. She plays a pivotal role in ensuring that all our Program participants are well maintained and child safeguarding has outmost importance in our villages.
Rabecca Chipoya
Education and Child Safeguarding Advisor
Watson Ngandu is a teacher by profession. He has over 29 years’ experience in education and child care. He worked for Ministry of education in Zambia for 9 years and Ministry of Education in Botswana for 7 years. He also worked in Eswatini, Manzini as a Principal for a Private school for one year. Back in Zambia he worked for Chalo Trust School in Lusaka before he joined SOS Children's Villages Zambia in 2009 as a teacher at the Basic School. He rose to the rank of Village Educator and joined Lusaka Children's Village from the school. He later ascended to the position of Village Director for Livingstone Children's Village. In 2016, he appointed as Regional Programme Manager in Eastern province of Zambia where he is currently serving. He has skills in teaching, counselling, childcare, Child protection, negotiations, conflict resolution, leadership, and general administration.
Whatson Ngándu
Regional Programmes Manager-Chipata
Pamela Mwila has spent several years at various positions in SOS Children's villages. She has a background in education and Monitoring and Evaluations and has worked across the country serving in various positions before being appointed as Advisor Monitoring and Evaluation.
Pamela Mwila
Monitoring and Evaluations Advisor
Dongo Yezi is a seasoned manager and has worked in various organisations such as Plan International
Dongo Yezi
Head of Programmes
Peter Mutale has vast experience in the NGO sector. He is our Fund development Manager and has contributed actively in this sector.
Peter Mutale
Fund Development Manager
Paul Katati has spent several years at various positions in SOS Children's villages. Paul has a background in social work and has worked across the country serving in various positions before being appointed as regional Programmes Manager for our Kitwe Village.
Paul Katati
Regional Programmes Manager-Kitwe
Ireen Busiku Chibola has spent several years at various positions in SOS Children's villages. Ireen has a background in Education and has worked across the country serving in various positions before being appointed as regional Programmes Manager for our Lusaka Village.
Ireen Chibola
Regional Programmes Manager-Lusaka
Finance and Administration professional with proven skills in business improvement processes and macro-economic analysis. Particularly strong in building on what works well and addressing key issues, quickly bringing about sound and rapid transformation to improve company operations and financial performance.
Cetty Misale
Financial Controller
Mr Lameck Hakanomba has vast knowledge in the area of Human Resources and Administration. With vast experience in the Non-governmental Organisations, Mr. Lameck brings vital experience in Human Capital Management which is very fundamental to our operations.
Lameck Hakanomba
Human Resource and Administration Manager
Chriss Muntanga has spent several years at various positions in SOS Children's villages. Chriss has a background in Development studies from the University of Zambia. work and has worked across the country serving in various positions before being appointed as regional Programmes Manager for our Livingstone Village.
Chriss Muntanga
Regional Programmes Manager-Kitwe