About SOS Children's Villages of India

Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages of India is an orphan charity, caring for 5,900 needy and abandoned children in 40 unique Children's Villages across the country.

SOS Children's Villages take action for children as an independent non-governmental social organization. We respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in countries and communities where our mission can contribute to development. We work in the spirit of the United Nations on the Rights of the Child and we promote these rights around the world. With the SOS Children's Village concept, our organization pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children. The concept is based on four principles.

1. The Mother: Each child has a caring parent: The SOS mother builds a close relationship with every child entrusted to her, and provides the security, love
   and stability that each child needs. As a child care professional, she lives together with the children, guides their development, and runs her household
   independently. She recognizes and respects each child's family background, cultural roots and religion.

2. Brothers and Sisters: Family ties grow naturally: Girls and boys of different ages live together as brothers and sisters. These children and their SOS
   mother builds emotional ties that last a lifetime.

3. The House: Each family creates its own home:The house is the family's home, with its own unique feeling, rhythm and routine. Under its roof, children
   enjoy a real sense of security and belonging. Children grow and learn together, sharing responsibilities and all the joys and sorrows of daily life.

4. The Village: The SOS family is a part of the community:SOS families live together, forming a supportive village environment where children enjoy a happy
    childhood. The families share experiences and offer one another a helping hand. They also live as integrated and contributing members of the local community.
    Through his or her family, village and community, each child learns to participate actively in society.

Our Mission

We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities.

Our Vision

Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security.

Our Values:

These are the core beliefs and attitudes on which our organisation has been built, and they are the cornerstones of our success. These enduring values guide our actions, decisions and relationships as we work towards fulfilling our mission.

All Donations to us are 100% Tax Exempt Under Section 35 AC (80 GGA) of the INDIAN INCOME TAX ACT, 1961.

Your help and support, however small, will make a huge difference to the lives of these children. Sponsor a child today!