SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania and Zanzibar is an independent child based non-governmental and social development organization registered in Tanzania and Zanzibar with affiliation to SOS Children’s Village International based in Innsbruck, Austria
SOS Children’s Villages is dedicated to work for the children who have lost the parental care and those at risk of losing parental care.
SOS provides a loving home for every child. We give these children the opportunity to build lasting relationships within a family and help them shape their own futures.
We enable children to live according to their own culture and religion, and to be active members of the community.
SOS helps children to recognize and express their individual abilities, interests and talents by ensure that children receive the education and skills training they need to become successful and contributing members of society.
SOS Children’s Villages raise children according to the four basic principles:
- Every child deserves a caring mother
- Siblings always stay together
- Each family creates its own home
- SOS Children’s Villages is worth to the fabric of the community life
Typically each SOS Children’s Villages has fifteen houses and in each house family there are ten children who live and taken care by qualified and trained SOS Mother who provides emotional, psychological and nutritional needs of all our children until they are read to become independent.
SOS Children’s Villages in Tanzania has four villages in Zanzibar,Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Mwanza.
SOS Children’s Villages also work with children living within the community by strengthen the family system to be able to care for their children.We share in community life and respond to the social development needs of society’s most vulnerable children and young people.
We establish facilities and programmes that aim to strengthen families and prevent the abandonment of children.
We join hands with community members to develop self-reliance, support education and health care initiatives, and respond to emergencies where necessary.