SOS Children's Villages started working in the area in 2004. The SOS Children's Village includes an SOS Social Centre that offers family strengthening, a kindergarten and an SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, where up to 480 students receive free primary and secondary education. Not only children from the SOS families benefit from the educational efforts of our organisation. We also extend our help to children and young people from marginalised, poor families in the region who could otherwise not afford to send their children to school. Children whose families cannot take care of them will find a loving home in one of the 12 SOS families, where they live with their brothers and sisters. In Gode, up to 120 children can be cared for by the SOS mothers.
SOS mother outside, cooking (photo: B. Neelemann)