Who we are
SOS Children Villages Ghana is a social development organisation with strong emphasis on child welfare. Established in 1974, SOS Children’s Villages Ghana has committed itself to working in the interest of vulnerable children, by providing them with support in the areas of basic care, education, good nutrition, shelter, healthcare, strengthening of their families, and advocating for their human rights. The organisation belongs to the SOS International Federation of 135 countries and territories worldwide.
- We build families for children in need
- We help them shape their own future
- We share in the development of their communities
Every child belongs to a family and grows up with love, respect and security
- COURAGE: We take action
- COMMITMENT: We keep our promises
- TRUST: We believe in each other
- ACCOUNTABILITY: We are reliable partners
A Brief Background
In 1949, Hermann Gmeiner (founder) laid the foundation for the first SOS Children’s Village in Imst (Austria). This act was prompted by the spate of vulnerable children that had been left abandoned, orphaned and homeless after the Second World War. The concept behind the SOS Children’s Village was to give children a safe, caring and loving home to grow up in. a place where their basic needs would be met and a place where they feel safe.
Our organisation is one of the leading social development organisations that provides vulnerable children with quality education, good health and training. At the SOS Children’s Villages, our children are solidly prepared to achieve self-reliance, financial independence and social integration when they are old enough to make an impact in their communities and the country at large. The basis of life in the SOS Children’s Villages is peaceful co-existence- devoid of ethnic, cultural or religious affiliation.
In every family house at the SOS CV, children are encouraged to imbibe the family values of solidarity, tolerance, cooperation, peace and love in the various facets of life.