SOS Children's Village


Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. This megacity is located on the bank of the river Buriganga. Dhaka is renowned for producing the world's finest muslin. Today it serves as one of the prime centres of culture, education and business in the region.

Prof. Hermann Gmeiner, founder President of SOS-Kinderdorf International visited newly emerged Bangladesh in 1972 along with his assistant Mr. Helmut Kutin, present President of SOS Children's Villages International, immediately after the war of liberation with the proposal of establishing SOS Children's Villages in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh government welcomed Prof. Hermann Gmeiner's proposal and signed an agreement with the organization on 17th May 1972. In the same year, SOS Children's Village Dhaka was established on 2.54 acres of land at Shamoli Dhaka. First group of mothers and children arrived and started their SOS family life on 31st August 1972. The Village was formally opened by the then President of the People's Rebuplic of Bangladesh - Mohammad Ullah on 10th February 1974.

SOS Children's Village Dhaka is formed with 15 family houses. The houses are divided into three wings. Each wing consists of 5 houses and each house contains 8 to 10 children - boys and girls of different ages. The Village is well equipped with social amenities and educational facilities through which children are having experience of happy childhood.



SOS Youth Village Dhaka was established on 1.45 acres of land at Section-13, Block-A, Mirpur Housing Estate, Dhaka in the year 1985. After completion of a certain age, the boys from SOS Children's Village Dhaka move to this Youth Village for their further development and preparation for independent life.

SOS Vocational Training Centre Dhaka was established in 1988 to provide vocational training to the particular target group of school drop-out youths of the society and SOS youth. The centre is accredited by the Bangladesh Technical Education Board.

The general objective of the centre is to provide drop-outs and unemployed youth of poor families with practical skills for employment. Above 500 trainees can receive training here on different trade courses on regular basis. Students are provided with free of cost training and a certain amount of monthly allowance is also provided to help them to meet up the expenses for food, accommodation and other expenses. The trade courses are - two years Electrical, Machinist, Electronics and Automobile courses and 1 year Carpentry course.

Maximum graduated students of the training centre have found employment in the job market either in the country or abroad. Some of them have already established their own business and offer services to the people.

Family Strengthening and Kinship care programme also started from 2018 for families and communities to support them to improve their ability to protect and care for their children, so that their children are able to grow within a care family environment.

Contact SOS Children's Village Dhaka

Mr. Md. Shamim UL Anam

Village Director (In-charge)


SOS Children’s Village Dhaka

01 Shamoli Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1216

Telephone: +8802-8118793, 9128581

Mob: +88 01913 773547


Contact Fund Development Department

Mr. Rashal Mia

Deputy Director- Fund Development & Communications


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 1919151520

Fax: +880 8141767