SOS International

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Visit our parent organization, the world's largest non-governmental, non-denominational child development charity working with orphaned and abandoned children. It has existed for over 65 years with a presence in 134 nations and over 570 Villages.

Every SOS Children‘s Village is a place that children can call home: children live as part of their own culture and religion, in a place where their needs for food, health, shelter and education are met.

The SOS mother is essential to the life of children in our SOS Villages. She provides constant care, love and support for five to ten children. These women, locally hired and extensively trained, provide children with more than a place to live; they provide a family.

SOS Children‘s Villages keeps families together through our Family Strengthening Programs, which help parents and their communities to protect and care for their children. Skills training and community development work help parents to become self-sufficient and prevent child abandonment.

SOS Children’s Villages offers other programs that support families and children in need. And during times of global emergencies, we support those most affected.

Through SOS Children‘s Villages, kids who were alone and abandoned, or at risk of losing their families, have an opportunity to grow up safe and become self sufficient, better citizens and better parents. That leads to positive, lasting social change.

Please note that the International organization does not support SOS Children's Village BC monetarily.

SOS Children's Villages International


Celebrity Ambassadors

The support of many well-known personalities can sometimes help projects to get off the ground smoothly and effectively promotes our work. Their valuable commitment brings the situation of children into the public eye and gives voice to our cause.

Angelina Jolie
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Academy Award winner
"The SOS model of providing care for children without parental care is one of the best, as they are still in a family setting within their own country.”


Anne-Sophie Mutter
world famous German violinist
“I'd like to ask you to support - with all the energy you can - the emergency relief activities of SOS Children's Villages.”

Anna Netrebko
opera singer
“I have decided to support SOS Children's Villages because I think that an organisation such as that, which is so focused on supporting children in need, deserves all our support.”

Lord Richard Attenborough
British actor and film director
"We can't leave it up to governments or charity organisations to care for these little persons."

Dalai Lama
Spiritual Leader of the Tibetan people
"The splendid work done by SOS Children's Villages is charity where deeds speak louder than words."

Queen Noor of Jordan

"SOS Children's Villages in its noble and inspiring example offers love and hope to all children of the world."

Princess Salimah Aga Khan

"I joined SOS Children's Villages after my first visit to their facilities in Polynesia, where I was also able to meet the children. At SOS Children's Villages a positive change can be seen in the children after a single year."

Desmond Tutu
South African Anglican Archbishop and Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize:
“SOS Children's Villages is a first-rate organisation and I very much admire everybody working there.”

Nelson Mandela
, Former President of South Africa and Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize: 
"SOS Children's Villages provides the foundation for life to children who need a place to call home." 





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