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Facts, Information about Save Our Soul (SOS) Village
Dr Hermann Gmeiner, a professor from Austria established SOS Children’s Village in 1949 in Austria to help the orphans of the Second World War. These villages are unique in nature. They aren’t like hostels. There are a number of houses. A small number of children live in each house. Children live in family groups with an elderly woman called ‘mother’. Older children look after the younger class. Several such groups make a village. There are such villages in more than 133 countries at present including Nepal. The head office of SOS Children’s Villages Nepal in Kathmandu. the official website of SOS Children’s Villages Nepal is www.sosnepal.org.np.
Various activities like vocational training, ceramic training, mother retirement homes, social centre for mothers and children etc are conducted in these villages. There are schools up to 10 + 2 levels. At present, there are more than 101 houses in different villages where over 1200 children have been taken care of in Nepal.
An SOS Village was established at Sano Thimi, Bhaktapur in 1973 AD for the first time in Nepal. It is the first SOS Children’s Village in Nepal. It is a model for other SOS Children’s Villages in the country. It is located on the Eastern outskirts of the city of Kathmandu. Presently, there are 9 such SOS Villages in Nepal: Banepa (Kavre), Itahari (Sunsari), Pokhara-2(Kaski), Surkhet, Jorpati (Kathmandu), Bharatpur and Lumbini.
The SOS Village at Jorpati is especially for orphans with all kinds of disabilities.
Hermann Gmeiner, an Austrian citizen, is the founder of SOS. This organization is working in y 3 different countries. At first SOS children village, was established in Bhaktapur, Sanothimi in Nepal. SOS assists the orphans and homeless for their shelter and education. It provides love, care and family environment to those children who have lost parents and their love and also provide education to them. SOS villages are running in Sanothimi, Itahari, Pokhara, Surkhet, Chitwan and Banepa.