Vision and mission

Every child grows up as part of a family, surrounded by love, respect and a feeling of security.

We build families for children at risk, and we help them to build their own future and we participate in the development of the communities.

Vision and mission

Every child grows up as part of a family, surrounded by love, respect and a feeling of security.

We build families for children at risk, and we help them to build their own future and we participate in the development of the communities.

OUR VISION

Every child has a family

The family is a pillar of the community. As part of the family, the child receives protection and enjoys a sense of belonging. As part of the family, children learn about values, share responsibilities and create life-long family relationships. The family atmosphere gives the child a solid foundation on which to continue to build his life.

Every child grows up with love

The emotional wounds are healed by the love and attention and confidence is built. Children learn to trust themselves and to trust the others. With this kind of self-confidence, the child can recognize and fulfill his potential.

Every child grows up with respect

The voice of each child is heard and taken seriously. Children shall participate in the decision-making processes which have an effect on their lives and they shall learn to take a lead role in their own development. The child grows with respect and dignity, as a loved and respected member of his family and community.

Every child grows up with a sense of security

Children are protected from abuse, neglect or exploitation. Their security is maintained during natural disasters or wars. The children have a home, food, health protection and education. These are the basic conditions for a healthy development of all children.

OUR MISSION

We build families for children at risk

We work for the children without parents and parental care, orphaned children, abandoned children or children whose families are unable to take care of them. We provide these children with an opportunity to build long-lasting family relationships. The family approach in the SOS Children’s village is based on four principles: each child needs a mother, and grows up most naturally with brothers and sisters, in their own house, within a supportive village environment.

We help them to build their own future

We enable children to live in accordance with their own culture and religion and to become active members of community. We help children to recognize and express their individual capabilities, interests and talents. We take care for the children to acquire education and skills necessary for successful integration as contributing members of society.

We participate in the development of their communities

We participate in the social life and we respond to the social development needs of the most vulnerable children and young people in the society. We establish institutions and programs that aim to strengthen families and prevent the abandonment of children. We shall cooperate with members of the society in order to provide the children with education and health care.