SOS Children’s Villages Vietnam was founded in December 1987 by an Agreement signed between the Ministry of Labor, Invalid and Social Affairs and SOS Children’s Villages International.
SOS Children’s Villages Vietnam is a part of SOS Children’s Villages, an international non-profit organization operating in 135 countries and territories with a mission to provide a loving home for orphaned, abandoned children and empower children living under hardship so that they can become independent citizens.
SOS Children’s Villages Viet Nam have 67 projects operating in 17 provinces/cities including: Ben Tre, Binh Dinh, Ca Mau, Da Nang, Dien Bien, Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Thua Thien – Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Khanh Hoa, Lam Dong, Nghe An, Phu Tho, Quang Binh, Thanh Hoa, Gia Lai, and Thai Binh. There are 17 SOS Children’s Villages, 12 Youth Houses, 12 Hermann Gmeiner Schools, 16 Kindergartens, 1 Hermann Gmeiner Vocational Training School, 03 Vocational Training Workshops, 1 Medical Center, 6 Family Strengthening Programmes, 1 National Office, and 1 National Training Center.
Up to 03/03/2017, the total number of children being fostered in SOS Children Villages is 2,954 children. They are: 1,955 children in 230 family houses (average number of children per family is 8.5); 285 children in youth houses; and 714 children living outside (in hostels of universities, in lodging houses for studying and semi-independent) 2,092 SOS alumni has integrated in society, among such, 619 children got married.
In addition, there are now 10,659 school children at 12 Hermann Gmeiner Schools, 741 beneficiaries in Family Strengthening Programmes, 2,677 children study in 16 Kindergartens, 266 learners at one Vocational Training School and 38 learners at 3 Vocational Training Workshops.
To learn more about how to help the children in Vietnam, please visit us at www.sosvietnam.org