SOS Children's Village 

Chattogram

SOS Children's Village Chattogram is situated in Chattogram town in south-east Bangladesh. The village is located seven kilometers from the city centre at Halishahar Housing Estate. At the same time Shah Amanat International Airport is 16 kilometers away from the village. Chattogram is the Commercial Capital of Bangladesh and most important port and trade centre situated on the shore of Bay of Bengal. Besides these, the hilly terrain makes a picturesque setting. The famous Chinese traveler Hiun Tsang described Chattogram as "Sleeping beauty emerging from mist & water".

The construction of the village was started on 1986 and declared open formally on November 23, 1989 by the then Honourable President of Bangladesh Lt. General H.M. Ershad. The event was graced by the presence of Helmut Kutin, present Honorary President of SOS Children’s Villages International. The Village consists of 12 family houses in which 112 children live at present.

One hundred fifty seven boys and girls have been successfully integrated into the society till now.

SOS Social Centre Chattogram is a community-based programme, which plays a vital role for the development of the children, mother, family and the community. It has been started in the year 1989 in the premises of SOS Children’s Village Chattogram. Through Social Centre, we have been providing Family Strengthening Programme and Skill Training. Family Strengthening Programme focuses on the care and support of vulnerable children who are at risk of losing parental care. There are 492 children from 344 families in the family strengthening programme.

SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Chattogram (Preparatory to Class - V) started its journey from 1992 as an ancillary project of SOS Children’s Village Chattogram. It provides quality education of the children and acts as a bridge between SOS Children’s Village and community.At present 286 students are studying in school.

SOS Youth Village Chattogram was set up in the year 1997 at Block – L, Halishahar Housing Estate Chattogram as an ancillary project of SOS Children’s Village Chattogram to ensure support and guidance for preparing young adults towards self-reliance. SOS Youth Care programmes offer young people a variety of support in the fields of education, training and accommodation. Now 59 youngsters are under the care of SOS Youth Village.

SOS Vocational Training Centre Chattogram has been established in the premises of SOS Youth Village in 1998 to provide Vocational Training to the SOS boys and particular target group of school dropout poor youths of the society. There are one year training in Carpentry and Light Engine Mechanics Trades for 30 students. Till now 495 students successfully completed the course from the Vocational Training Centre Chattogram.

 

Contact SOS Children's Village Chattogram
 

Mr. Md. Ismail Hossain Khan

Director

 

 

SOS Children’s Village Chattogram

Block – A, Halishahar Housing Estate, Chattogram – 4216, Bangladesh

Telephone: +88 031 716205

Mob: +88 0715009261

Email: soscvctg@sos-bangladesh.org

Contact Fund Development Department

 

Mr. Rashal Mia

Officer -  Local Fund Development

 

SOS Children’s Villages Bangladesh - National Office

1 Shamoli, Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh

Telephone: + 880 2 58155542, 46, 49

IP Phone: +88 09609 500 500

Mob: + 880 1675648785

Fax: +880 8141767

Email: donate@sos-bangladesh.org