SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGE

(For orphaned, abandoned & destitute children)

Executive summary
The SOS Children’s Village provides a home for 85,000 orphaned, abandoned and destitute children in a family-like environment in 132 countries. It was founded in Imst, Austria in 1949. The first SOS Children’s Village in Nigeria was built in Isolo, Lagos, in 1970.

Founder
Dr Hermann Gmeiner

Statistics
310 children and youths in Nigeria

Typical case profile
Sumbo was 11 years old when she was admitted into the Home. She emerged the best overall student in the 2002/2003 academic year of her school. She received 14 prizes and a trophy for being the best student.

Contact person
Mrs Uche Odiase
+234 705 6790 149, +234(1) 737 8446, +234(1) 737 8446
18, Church Street, Off Salvation Road, Opebi, Lagos

Needs
Scholarships, foodstuff, clothes, toiletries, foot wears, mattresses, pillows, refrigerators, freezers, televisions, home appliances, etc.