SOS Children's Villages Syria
SOS Children's Villages is an international child welfare organisation providing long term care for orphans and children in need. We provide permanent, loving homes for such children, regardless of race, nationality or creed, and prepare them for rewarding, independent lives. The family-like structure is formed by four basic principles: mother, brothers and sisters, house and village. Special emphasis is placed on giving the children a thorough preparation for life on their own afterwards. This is in order that the children can be integrated into their local community and opens job opportunities for them. In addition, we support the SOS Children's Villages educational, social, medical and other programs that benefit children and communities in need.
SOS Syria came to existance in 1976 and the firts children's villages was officialy opened in 1979.
Curently SOS Syria runs two children's villages, 3 youth facilities, a social centre and a vocational training centre.