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. Currently we have a total of 175 children in our village and our monthly budget exceeds Rs. 12,00,000 per month. The village is by far the most beautiful landmark of humanity in Multan.
Brick finished elegant 17 homes, enveloped by a lush green landscape, playgrounds, cricket field, auditorium and a mosque are just a few of the things that we boast off!
In an SOS Children’s Village the children find security, love and every opportunity to develop to their full potential SOS Village Structure consists of:
- A Mother - Brothers and Sisters - A Home - A Village
The Mother is the person with the ultimate responsibility for meeting the child's physical and emotional needs, as well as providing essential love and care. The quality of care provided by the mother determines the success of our efforts. The SOS 'mothers' are selected with great care. They are usually single women, often widows without their own families and, are therefore able to commit themselves completely to the responsibility of being in an SOS Village. By employing such women SOS also contributes towards their rehabilitation and provides them with a congenial and secure environment to live in.
The essence of a family is an essential part of an SOS Village. This is the reason why a group of children of various ages grow up together as brothers and sisters in order to achieve a family atmosphere. Real brothers and sisters are not separated and are accommodated in the same house. On reaching adolescence the boys are shifted to a Youth Home.
The home is the focal point of the Village. It is in the home that the children find security, a feeling of 'belonging' and having their own place in the world. An SOS home is a self-contained unit and is as close as possible to a normal home in all respects. Every house consists of a living area, kitchen, separate bedrooms for girls and boys, and a room for the mother.
An SOS Village is the community in which the child lives and finds shelter and support from other members of this extended 'family'. SOS Children's Village Multan is comprised of 17 family homes, a community hall, administration offices, mosque, director's residence, workshop, dispensary, essential staff residences and large playgrounds. The village presents a sense of society and a structure that integrates the mothers, children, social workers and volunteers in an attempt to provide every opportunity for the child to develop into a happy, confident and productive person.
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.
Most important of all 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!
Mrs. Fozia Mughis A. Sheikh, Chairperson SOS Village Multan
Mrs. Mahnaz Fareed, General Secretary & Member Board of Governors SOS Pakistan
Mrs. Haniya Tasneem Sultan, Treasurer
Mr. Asrar Ahmed Malik, Member
Mr. Najeeb Ahmad, Member
Mr. Shahbaz Chatha, Member
Mrs. Rameen Anis, Member
Mrs. Ayesha Najeeb, Member
Mrs. Saadia Yaqub, Member
Mr. Talat Javaid, Member
Mrs. Sumaira Arshad, Member
Mr. Anees Khawaja, Member
Mrs. Rubina Arshad, Member
Mrs. Fariha Munir, Member
Mr. Khalid Ashraf Khan, Member
Dr. Qammar Khushi Ejaz, Member
Mr. Mehmood Ashraf Khan, Member
Mrs. Saira Nasir, Member