The two main programmes we run
In pursuit of our underlying principles that guide the kind of work we do, SOS Children’s Villages Ghana runs two major programmes, namely; Family Based Care (FBC) for children who have lost parental care; and Family Strengthening Programme (FSP) for children who stand the risk of losing parental care.
Under our Family Based Care (FBC) programme
We provide a supportive and loving family for children who have lost parental care due to several reasons. Location areas include Tema, Asiakwa, Kumasi and Tamale, with a total of 640 children and youth.
These children live in a unique ‘family houses’ as brothers and sisters; so they can grow in a family atmosphere filled with love, security and comfort. The name given to the location points of these family houses is SOS Children’s Villages.
Under the Family Strengthening Programme (FSP)
Our community intervention schemes are geared towards vulnerable families with children who stand the risk of losing parental care. By partnering with Community Based Organisations, Traditional Leaders and other stakeholders, we seek to provide vulnerable families with needed support by way of economic empowerment and skills acquisition.
This is to strengthen the capacities of youth and caregivers, in providing for the basic needs of their children. We do this with the belief system that a ‘family’ is the basic unit of society. As at December last year, we have worked with 1,230 families in 18 communities, supported 5000 children and graduated 1,102 youth through our Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) scheme.
YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO ANY OF OUR FOUR (4) SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES
SOS Children’s Villages Ghana has four (4) Children’s Villages and each SOS CV is made up of the SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, a Medical Centre, Social Centre, Administration Block and Play ground. The SOS Hermann Gmeiner Primary school not only benefits the children directly under our care but also those in neighbouring communities.
Likewise, all the SOS Medical centres extends its services to people in the communities and boosts of medical treatment rooms, consultation room, a department for treatment of infectious and non-infectious diseases, a pharmacy, reception area, a waiting room and sanitary facilities.