About SOS Villages

SOS Children's Villages is a non-governmental social welfare organization dedicated to providing homes for orphans and abandoned children. Its international umbrella organization, SOS-Kinderdorf International, with its head office in Innsbruck, Austria and is one of 132 member associations in different countries. It is the largest children welfare organization in the world and has so far established over 1600 projects, with the number steadily increasing.

  • parental separation
  • domestic violence and neglect
  • disease
  • loss of parents due to war or natural catastrophes

Such children are supported to recover from being emotionally traumatized and to avoid real danger of being isolated, abused, exploited and deprived of their rights.

SOS provides about 50,000 such children and 15,000 young adults with a permanent new family, with a '24 hours a day' new SOS mother to provide family-based care. Typically, about ten children are grouped into a house with an SOS mother and between ten and forty of such houses are grouped together as a "Village" with shared facilities. Family groups once formed are kept together as a priority.

SOS Kinderdorf is the largest child welfare organization in the world and has so far established over 1800 projects, with the number steadily increasing. Many of the facilities are community projects such as schools, medical centers, agricultural projects, vocational training and production centers.

SOS Children's Villages is active in 133 countries and territories worldwide. In all countries where SOS Children's Villages operates, the aim is to form a national association which is its own legal entity, with its own statutes and Board of Directors. Common for all of them is membership of the international umbrella association, and the fact that their Board of Directors work on an honorary basis. Each member association has to comply with the international statutes and principles for education and child-care of SOS-Kinderdorf International.

SOS Children's Village Pakistan

SOS Children's Villages Pakistan was established in 1975, and is the largest private child social welfare organization in the country. Over 45 projects have been established nationwide, of which 20 are exclusively for orphans. SOS Pakistan is completely autonomous and affiliated with SOS Kinderdorf International, based in Austria, which operates over 2100 projects in 133 countries, and is the largest orphan care organization in the world.

SOS Children's Village Multan

The Multan SOS Village is one of the establishments of SOS Pakistan, started in 1999, in a temporary donated property with only hope that we would be able to give life to the destitute children of this region and by the grace of God, we flourished. The village is by far the most beautiful landmark of humanity in Multan.

Currently we have a total of 175 children in our village and our monthly budget exceeds Rs. 12,00,000 per month. We finance the running of our projects through donation and sponsorship schemes with individuals or corporate groups undertaking to meet the expense of a particular child or group of children.

We are fortunate that our financial commitments are usually met with the philanthropy of our citizens and generosities of our government. We thrive on the smiles and the glint of hope which comes from the "life of SOS", our children. The children of this nation, our future!

“These villages of peace…know no bounds. That is a humanitarian breakthrough! We turn abandoned children into fortunate children. Their laughter and positive approach to life make our work worthwhile." - Hermann Gmeiner