Who We Are
We provide home for orphaned, abandoned and neglected children. These children are left without a home and family to care for and love them. 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.
No child should grow up alone
We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities.
Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security.
Trust: We believe in each other.
Courage: We take action.
Accountability: We are a reliable partner.
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. These children are left without a home and family to care for and love them. Armed with the SOS principles of family, home caring and sharing, representatives of SOS Kinderdorf International visited Lesotho to determine the need for a Children’s Village and the feasibility of establishing one. As a result of warm and productive engagement with the Government of Lesotho, the Maseru Village at Lithabaneng became operational in 1994.
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 the orphaned and abandoned children.
Make a Difference Today
SOS Children’s Villages (SOS) International started in 1949 after the World War 11 by Dr. Hermann Gmeiner. It operates in over 130 countries around theworld providing family based care for children who have lost parental care and implementing family strengthening programs to support vulnerable families at risk of separation or recently reunified with their children.
NO CHILD SHOULD GROW UP ALONE
OVE THE NEXT 14 YEARS WE WANT TO BECOME AN EVEN MORE SUCCESSFUL, THRIVING ORGANISATION. WE BUILD ON OUR VALUES AND VISION, OUR 2030 GOALD ARE THE HEART OF OUR STRATEGY. BY IMPLEMENTING OUR SEVEN STRATEGIC INITTIATIVES, THESE GOALS WILL COME ALIVE.
What we do