SOS Children's Villages International, is the umbrella organisation of all SOS Children's Villages associations. Zimbabwe was once an African role model in the field of education. With thousands of schools closed due to economic problems, things are now different. Although the economy has slightly stabilized, millions of people are struggling to eke out a living. Among those who suffer most are the country's children - many of them growing up without parental support. At present there are three SOS Children's Villages in Zimbabwe, three SOS Youth Facilities, three SOS Kindergartens, five SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools, one SOS Vocational Training Centre and seven SOS Social Centres.
The work of SOS Children's Villages in Zimbabwe began in the 1980s when the former Austrian ambassador requested help and protection for the country's orphans. Our organisation has reacted to the growing problem of HIV/AIDS in the country by starting SOS Family Strengthening Programmes. The programmes enable children who are at risk of losing parental care to grow up within a caring family environment. In order to achieve this, our organisation has been closely cooperating with families and communities to empower them to effectively protect and care for their children. When children can no longer stay with their families, they are cared for by their SOS mothers in one of the SOS families. At present, we are helping Zimbabwean young people and children in three different locations by providing day care, education and vocational training.
Donor or Aid Agency, Not For Profit, Social Enterprise
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SOS Children's Village Association of ZimbabweP.O.Box HG 766Highlands/HarareZimbabwe