SOS Children’s Villages is a non-governmental organization providing care and support to children who have lost or who are at risk of losing parental care.
SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda is a member of SOS kinderdorf international, the largest welfare organization for children all over the world.
SOS-Kinderdorf International was founded by Austrian philanthropist Herman Gmeiner in Imst Austria in 1949. He was committed to helping children in need-children who had lost their homes, their security, and their families as a result of the Second World War.
With the support of many donors and co-workers, SOS Children’s Villages has grown to help children all over the world. From the first Children’s Village in Imst Austria, SOS Children’s presence is now in135 countries and territories.
In Rwanda, there are 4 Children’s Villages under the SOS Family-like care program in Kigali (1979), Nyamagabe (Gikongoro) (1992), Gicumbi (Byumba) (1997) and Kayonza (2011).
SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda runs other programs include: the Family strengthening in all locations in (Nyamagabe, Gicumbi, Kayonza, and Kigali), Advocacy, Education,(Four Kindergarten, four SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools and one SOS Technical high School) Youth empowerment, Health (One SOS Medical Centres at Kigali ).
Since 1979 SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda has helped children under the Family-like Care and they have grown into respected ladies and gentlemen. Today, SOS Children’s Villages cares for 273 children in 4 locations.
Our patron is Her Excellency Jeannette Kagame the first lady of Rwanda.