Empower a family to support education by SOS Childrens Villages of India

Empower a family to support education


Every monthly donation empowers more women like Guria to be independent

Girdhari migrated to Delhi with his mother Guria after his father passed away.Their living condition was very poor. Between looking for a job and having no money, they hardly ate a decent meal. He and his sister also discontinued their education.

Under the Family Strengthening Program Girdhari & Hallo received financial assistance for health, nutrition and education. Guria Devi was helped with finding a job. A bank account was opened for her and she was trained on how to operate it. Basic KYC for the children's admission was done.

With this assistance, Guria devi is now empowered to take care of her family. With a little assistance, a family can become self reliant and the children can avoid dropping out of school.


By donating to this program

You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month

About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
What you get
Tax Exemption
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Program Description

The SOS "Family Strengthening Programme" (FSP) is a preventive programme to support children who are at risk of losing parental care by empowering their families. The FSP has a two-pronged approach. It looks after the education, health and overall development of children. It also empowers families by enhancing the income of the caregiver by providing vocational training, capacity building and capital support through SOS Self Help Groups.

The beneficiaries are children from families living under the poverty line, those of single/widowed/divorced mothers/fathers, and orphaned children who are living with grandparents/relatives. The programme is implemented through SOS Children's Villages across all parts of the country. Each family has an annual development plan, which is monitored periodically to meet the set goals.

The programme is run in 33 locations across India. By helping empower a family you can safeguard the future of the children and help them break the cycle of poverty.

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About The NGO

SOS Childrens Villages of India
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SOS Childrens Villages of India

SOS Children's Villages of India is an independent and non-profit organisation working towards holistic development of parentless children, women and children belonging to vulnerable families. Based at Faridabad, they have worked with children and communities in disaster struck and disaster-prone areas, spreading hope to weary societies and families.

Striving to achieve their vision where every child grows up in a family with love, respect & security, the organization bases its work on the four pillars of The Mother, Brothers and Sisters, The House and The Village. Their various flagship programs like Family Based Care and Family Strengthening Program have reached out to over 25,000 parentless children across 22 states and 32 locations in India.

The noble efforts of their 1700 strong workforce were awarded the Strong Delivery Capability & High Financial Proficiency Award by the prestigious CRISIL VO 2A. Providing a home-like environment and long-term support to every child up to the age of 24, the members of this organization are committed to the welfare of parentless and abandoned children and to the strengthening of families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Mr. Sudarshan Suchi

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Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Primary Education | children

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Location of Work
Location of Work


SOS Childrens Villages of India has

provided family-based residential care to 7000 orphaned children

Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2017: Kolkata Leadership Awards

last audited
Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

Program Updates

Program Updates

5 August, 2020

Educating the family to educate the bright minds


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Educating the family to educate the bright minds

Our Family Like (FL) care and Family Strengthening (FS) programs are the pillars of our Child care model. 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.
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.

19 November, 2019

Children brimming with enthusiasm


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Children brimming with enthusiasm

23 May, 2019


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Program Update

Our SOS Mothers are not genetically related to children in our family homes, but their role and contribution in the lives of children is what makes them mothers. A Mother looks after the physical, nutritional, educational and emotional needs of all the children to ensure that they get the right attention, resources and opportunities to grow and settle in adulthoods. Regular trainings equip the Mothers with information about SOS policies, nutritional, social & emotional requirements of children, and their own physical and emotional well-being and instils a zero-tolerance approach towards physical or emotional abuse.

Story from the field

Geeta Singh, 44 years of age, is an endearing yet unyielding woman. She has been serving as a mother with SOS CV in Khajuri Kalan, Madhya Pradesh, a village dedicated to caring for children with special needs, since 2003. Scared and doubtful of taking care of children with special needs, Geeta gradually eased into her role of a Mother. Geeta has been thoroughly trained to handle physical, emotional, nutritional and special needs of children at the Village. She was taught to deal with various medical conditions and the dos and don’ts of taking care of a specially -abled child. She was also trained to perform therapy for children with walking aid. Raising children with physical and emotional impairments is not an easy task, but Geeta took on this responsibility with courage and full dedication. “I have raised 12 children with special needs over 14 years. At times, it’s very demanding and challenging, but I have always found support from everyone at SOS India. When I see my children succeed in life despite all the odds, I feel I have achieved my life’s purpose. In 2015, two of Geeta’s children were selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Summer Games, Los Angeles and won.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date160
Village/City/State where project is located32 villages across the country .https://www.soschildrensvillages.in/where-we-work
Total Budget for the project for FY18-191500000000
Total Expenses for the project YTD120000000