About Us


SOS Children's Villages International is the umbrella organisation of all SOS ChildrenÖ©llage associations worldwide. SOS ChildrenÖ©llages is an independent, non-governmental, social development organisation that provides family-based care for children in 134 countries and territories and that advocates the concerns, rights and needs of children, especially of those without parental care.

Prof. Dr. Hermann Gmeiner, founder of SOS Children's Villages International, visited Bangladesh in 1972 immediately after the War of Liberation with his assistant - Mr. Helmut Kutin, Honorary present President of the organisation and met with 'Father of the Nation' - Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the proposal of establishing SOS Children's Villages in Bangladesh. Bangabandhu welcomed Prof. Hermann Gmeiner's proposal. On behalf of the government of Bangladesh, the then Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare signed an agreement with the organization on 17 May 1972 to start SOS Children's Village activities in Bangladesh.

SOS Children's Villages Click here for details...

The first SOS Children's Village was established in Dhaka in 1972. Later on, SOS Children's Village programme was expanded to five other cities in Bangladesh - Rajshahi (1979), Khulna (1982) Chittagong (1989), Bogra (1995) and Sylhet (2011).

In each SOS Children's Village there are 10 to 16 family houses and in each family house there are 8 to 10 children. Children grow up in a stable family environment and are supported individually until they are able to live independently. Long term family based care of SOS Children's Village is rooted in four principles - Mother, Brothers and Sisters, House and Village.

The impacts of SOS Children's Village activities are beneficial and instrumental in improving the personal, familial, economic and socio-cultural life situations of the helpless children.

SOS Youth Facilities Click here for details...

Grown-up boys are shifted to SOS Youth Villages under the direct guidance of Youth Village in-charge. The boys of these projects are provided with higher education or vocational training on the basis of their interest and merit. SOS Youth Villages are rather a half-way house for the boys between SOS-Children's Village and the society. The main objective is to help and guide them in the process of preparing through higher education and skill training and enabling to integrate into society as a law abiding, productive citizen.

SOS Children's Village International in Bangladesh also operates a variety of educational, social, medical and agro-based programmes for the children and mothers of neighbouring communities. The programmes are -

SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools/Colleges Click here for details...

Four SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools/Colleges have been established in Dhaka, Khulna, Chittagong and Bogra. The objectives of establishing these Schools/Colleges are to minimize the schooling problem and to provide better educational facilities to our SOS children and to the children of neighbourhood.

SOS Vocational Training Centre Dhaka Click here for details...

Two SOS Vocational Training Centres have been established in Dhaka and Chittagong to provide skill training for school-dropout/slow-learner boys of different SOS Children's Villages and also for the non-school going boys of poor families of the society. Two-year and One-year long trainings on Machinist, Electrical, Electronics, Automobiles and Carpentryare offered in these projects.

SOS Social Centres Click here for details...

SOS Social Centres are functioning in Rajshahi, Khulna, Chittagong and Bogra. Under Family Strengthening Programme (FSP) through SOS Social Centres we have been providing education, food and Nutrition support to the neighboring poor children through their families who are at risk of being abandoned. Besides, we have been providing ṠCare Facilities' for the children of poor working mothers, free ⥶entive and Curative Treatment' for the poor women and children and skill training for the poor women to generate family income.

SOS Mothers' Training Centre Click here for details...

SOS Mothers Training Centre (MTC) has been established in the year 1997 to develop desired professional skill of co-workers through organizing different training courses on the basis of need and strategic goals of the organization.

SOS Youth Village and Training Centre Click here for details...

The agro-based training project - SOS Youth Village and Training Centre in Bagerhat was established in the year 1993. Slow-learner boys from different SOS Children's Villages who have interest on gardening and farming take four-year comprehensive training on raising duck, poultry, dairy, pisciculture and agriculture with aim to be self-employed and financially independent. Besides, an Agro-farm Training Programme (1 year duration) and Carpentry Training Course (1-year duration) are offered every year for the poor youths of neighbouring community at free of charges.

Where we work
Celebrating glorious 40 years
22 Jul, 2017
Vendor Enlistment Notice 2017
18 Aug, 2016
SOS Hermann Gmeiner College Bogra achieves Institution Achievement Award
11 Aug, 2016
এস ও এস হারম্যান মেইনার কলেজের শিক্ষা প্রতিষ্ঠান উদ্দীপনা পুরস্কার প্রাপ্তি
09 May, 2016
Mothers day special award goes to an SOS Mother
13 Aug, 2015
Interdisciplinary Symposium on Early Childhood
16 Jun, 2014
“International SOS Children’s Village Day 2014” observed in Bangladesh
29 May, 2014
Special Recognition Award 2014 to Professor Hermann Gmeiner
28 May, 2014
Special Recognition Award 2014 to Professor Hermann Gmeiner
12 May, 2014
International Mothers Day observed in SOS Childrens Villages in Bangladesh
16 Apr, 2014
Report on Pahela Baishakh celebration in SOS Childrens Villages in Bangladesh
06 Apr, 2014
Promoting non-traditional social awareness among teenage girls of Bangladesh
06 Apr, 2014
Cricket Festival Event - SOS Childrens Villages in Bangladesh
31 Mar, 2014
Honble Prime Minister of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina spent time with children at SOS Childrens Village Dhaka
01 Sep, 2013
SOS Childrens Village Ring of Honour Award Ceremony in Bangladesh
31 Aug, 2013
USA ambassador Dan W Mozena visited SOS Childrens Village Dhaka
08 Oct, 2012
Lions Club of Dhaka Buriganga visits and donates SOS
23 Aug, 2012
Children of SOS Children’s Village Dhaka celebrated Eid with Mr. Kutin
23 Jun, 2012
Observance of International SOS Children’s Village Day 2012
15 May, 2012
SOS Children’s Villages Bangladesh celebrates UN Family Day!
14 May, 2012
Celebration of International Mother’s Day
10 Nov, 2011
Fahmida and Bappa visited SOS Children’s Village Dhaka
22 Oct, 2011
Standard Chartered Bank donated Computer to SOS Children’s Village Dhaka
05 Oct, 2011
Indian National Defense College visitor at SOS-Bangladesh
05 Oct, 2011
70th Birthday Celebration of Mr. Helmut Kutin
21 Sep, 2011
International Peace Day !
07 Sep, 2011
Launching of SOS-Bangladesh Website!
15 Jul, 2011
Naily Zaman brings pride for SOS Bangladesh from Special Olympics
07 Jun, 2011
SOS CV Day Celebration at Dhaka
07 Jun, 2011
Celebration of International SOS CV Day-2011 at Dhaka
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