Every monthly donation helps to support women like Tulsi care for kids
Tulsi Parihar, from SOS Children's Village Bhimtal is the longest-serving SOS Mother in the world.Tulsi joined as a mother in 1984, and since then she has raised 33 children, spanning four generations.
She has raised 33 children and many of them are now independent and some even married. Working as an SOS Mother means looking after many children at the same time. Since children come from different backgrounds, she has sometimes faced difficulties helping them adjust. Sometimes, dealing with adolescents and their behavior also gets difficult and taxing.
However, various training programmes, sessions on parenting skills, and support from the SOS Village staff have helped to deal with such challenges.
By donating to this program
You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month
What the beneficiary gets
SOS Children's Villages of India's objective is to provide long-term family based care to abandoned children by giving them a home and a strong foundation. The organisation operates on four principles, the Mother; Siblings; the house; the village. The SOS village operates like a community with each home housing 8-10 children.
A dedicated SOS mother lives with and takes care of the children. All requirements of a home like education, health, nutrition, upkeep, extra-curricular activities along with capacity building, the emotional and physical well-being of the mother are provided.
Many SOS mothers are widowed, divorced and have the need for a sense of belonging. They are provided 6 months practical and theoretical training before they take on the role.
When you donate to the program you support the allowance given to a mother which helps her financial independence. These mothers play an important role in the children having a normal childhood.
SOS Childrens Villages of India
5 August, 2020
There's a new beginning in every moment
There's a new beginning in every moment
One of the crux for SOS Children’s Village Kolkata, FS Program is our Sishu Panchayats (Baal Panchayat) members. It’s working great at our community level and one of the successful areas to explore under FS Program. All our Sishu Panchayat members are very active and well-verse about our program objectives. Our Family Like (FL) care and Family Strengthening (FS) programs are the pillars of our Child care model. SOS Children’s Village Kolkata-FS Children carefully observed the community surrounding to ensure that their community should be aware about the social issues. For that, they displayed handmade banners at vantage points and picked up trash from the club and other places alerting everyone about the harmful effects of pollution and the 3 to save trees, water, electricity, #NOCHILDALONE campaign etc. Children also participated in creative and awareness based session to develop their knowledge about Child Rights, child labour, importance of Education, social evils and its harmful effects, use of toilets & proper sanitation system and how we can possibly keep our community error free. They organized annual community sports to encourage the different age group children and spread the positivism amongst them.
23 May, 2019
In the quarter ending September, total number of children being cared for by SOS India are 6905. Total number of children attending formal schools is 2750. SOS India provides children with a level playing field to develop their skills and talents. Besides aiming to achieve academic excellence of children, we also work hard towards their character development. All children have access to modern facilities including interactive classrooms, laboratories, computer labs, library, games and sports, gym, judo and taekwondo, yoga, swimming pool, NCC/Scouts and Guides, cultural centres and auditorium/open air theatre.
Story from the field
Anadi was few days old when she was brought home to SOS Children’s Village Bhimtal. Under the care of her SOS Mother, Anadi has grown up to be a beautiful, talented and bright girl. Anadi did her schooling from SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Bhimtal and was always amongst the highest scorers in her class. After securing a 10 CGPA in Class X, Anadi was selected for further studies at UWC Red Cross Nordic, Norway. Upon her return, she completed her graduation with 9.3 CGPA. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s degree in biochemistry. A born leader and an inspiration to her peers as well as younger children. “I wasn’t born so intelligent to score high marks all the time. My mantra for success is ‘AnaGoWo’ – Analyse what is the best way to learn, set Goals according to your demand and then simply Work for it.” She adds, “I was also fortunate to have the support of my SOS family in Bhimtal. Without their love, support and guidance, I would not have accomplished as much.” Anadi represented SOS youths from across the world as spokesperson at SOS General Assembly in Austria and was conferred the ‘Best Youth Agent’ award in 2016. SOS Children's Villages of India is a loving home for every child.
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||6905|
|Village/City/State where project is located||All across the country :https://www.soschildrensvillages.in/where-we-work|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||1500000000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||120000000|