SOS Children’s Villages Zambia is an affiliate to SOS Children’s Villages International which was established soon after the Second World War as a mitigating response to the growing population of homeless children who had lost their families during the Second World War.
Working within the organisation’s vision of ensuring that every orphan and vulnerable child is provided with a home where they can receive love, respect and security, SOS Children’s Villages of Zambia has neem operational in Zambia Since 1999 when it established its first Family Based Care (FBC) programme comprising fifteen family houses within Lusaka.
With the growing demand for its services, SOS Zambia has seen itself expanding in terms of geographical coverage, number of beneficiaries and programme interventions. SOS Zambia opened Kitwe Village in 2003 and Livingstone in 2008. The forth Children’s Village was opened in Chipata in October 2012.
Programs Run By SOS Children's Villages
Family Based Care
The Family Based Care Programmes-FBC (Villages) provides a permanent long home environment and care to children who have lost their parents or whose parents are unable to suitably care for them.
The Family Strengthening Programmes-FS are an outreach programme assisting children in need within their families and communities of origin, building capacities of care-givers and communities to be able to address the problems affecting the children and prevent factors that lead to child abandonment.