Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security.
The SOS Children’s Villages of Lesotho was initiated in the early 1990’s. The Kingdom of Lesotho, like many countries of the world, has a growing number of orphaned, abandoned and neglected children.
We take action for children as an independent non-governmental social development organisation. We respect varying religions and customs. We work in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child. With the SOS Children’s Village concept our organisation pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children.
SOS VILLAGE CONCEPT PRINCIPLES
With the SOS Children’s Villages concept, our organisation pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children. This concept is based on four principles:
The house is the family’s home, with its own unique feeling, rhythm and routine. Under its roof, children enjoy...
The SOS Mother builds a close relationship with every child entrusted to her, and provides the security, love and stability...
Brothers and sisters
Girls and boys of different ages live together as brothers and
sisters, with natural brothers and sisters always staying within the
same SOS family.
SOS families live together, forming a supportive village environment where children enjoy a happy childhood.
We give our young people the opportunity to work, speak out and communicate with decision-makers and communities, and encourage them to be active participants in decisions affecting their own lives with the YEET Programs.