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Our Organisation

SOS Children’s Villages is an international non-governmental organisation  founded by Hermann Gmeiner in Tyrol, Austria, in 1949.

As a child welfare worker, Gmeiner saw how children orphaned as a result of World War II suffered. He was committed to helping them by building loving families and supportive communities.

With the generous support of donors, child sponsors, partners and friends, Gmeiner’s vision has grown steadily over six decades. Today, SOS Children’s Villages is active in 136 countries and territories around the world, helping hundreds of thousands of children each year through alternative care, family strengthening, schools, health centres, and other community-based work.

In Greece we have been operating since 1975 and we currently operate 4 SOS Children’s Villages, 2 Youth Houses, 2 SOS Babies Homes,10 Social Centers and 5 Learning and Education Centers