About SOS Children's Villages of India
SOS Children's Villages of India is an independent, non-governmental, social development organisation that provides family-based care for parentless or abandoned children in India. The organization is over 50 years old in India and it advocates the concerns, rights and needs of children in need of care and protection.
At SOS Children’s Villages of India, we are committed to the welfare of children - often throughout the whole of their childhood - and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect.
The organization’s work is based on the following four pillars:
The Mother: Every child has a caring parent, Brothers and Sisters: Every child has family ties and he or she grows up with a sense of responsibility and a spirit of sharing, The House: A place where the child feels secure and has a sense of belonging, and The Village: A community that surrounds the child, so that every child has roots.
One of the most unique features of SOS Children's Villages is the home-like environment and the long-term support given to every SOS child up to 24 years of age.