About Us


SOS Children’s Villages International is a non-governmental social development organisation working to protect and care for children and young people who have lost parental care or who are at risk of losing parental care. SOS Children’s Villages builds loving, stable families for these children in 135 countries, including Bangladesh.

In Bangladesh, we have been working since 1972. Presently, we have 6 (six) SOS Children's Villages and other programmes in Dhaka, Rajshahi, Khulna, Chattagram, Bogura & Sylhet.



Our history


The first SOS Children’s Village was established by Hermann Gmeiner in 1949 in Imst, Austria who witnessed the sufferings of children as a result of the Second World War. He realised the importance of protecting those affected children and established SOS Children’s Villages.

In Bangladesh, SOS Children’s Villages started its activities in 1972 immediately after the war of independence with the consent from the then Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Six SOS Children’s Villages have so far been established in six locations in Bangladesh. The first SOS Children’s Village was established in Dhaka in 1972. Later on, five more SOS Children’s Villages were established in Rajshahi, Khulna, Chattogram, Bogura and Sylhet.

Our Vision

Mission Statement

We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures and we share in development of their communities.

Our Mission

Our Values

What keeps us strong

These are the core beliefs and attitudes on which our organisation has been built, and they are the cornerstones of our success. These enduring values guide our actions, decisions and relationships as we work towards fulfilling our mission.