About Us - SOS Children's Villages

Authors: Christian Honold and Gertraud Zeindl
Publisher: Christian Honold
ISBN: 978-3-901886-46-1
Published: Innsbruck 2012 (first edition)
Price: € 21.90 (+ transportation costs)

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Email: academy@sos-kd.org


This book places special emphasis on the story of SOS Children’s Villages since 1985.

By way of introduction we provide a historical outline of the founding and pioneering years of SOS Children’s Villages up to the end of the presidency of Hermann Gmeiner and Helmut Kutin’s appointment as his successor. This is followed by an introduction to the facilities, programme development and organisational structure of SOS Children’s Villages. In five subsequent chapters we present the international work of SOS Children’s Villages with the help of thematic focuses.


“About us. SOS Children’s Villages – A loving home for every child” is a joint project of SOS-Kinderdorf -International, Hermann-Gmeiner-Fonds Deutschland e.V., SOS-Kinderdorf*, SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. and Hermann Gmeiner Academy. On the occasion of the 70th birthday of president Helmut Kutin (2011), we pay homage to 45 active years serving children, youths, but also the co-workers of SOS Children’s Villages, 27 of these years as president of SOS-Kinderdorf International. We pay him our deepest respect for his outstanding, tireless commitment to the SOS Children’s Villages idea and movement. Thank you for the many energetic discussions and resolute action enabling us to achieve what makes SOS Children’s Villages so unique!

Richard Pichler, secretary general of SOS-Kinderdorf International; Wilfried Vyslozil, board member of the Hermann-Gmeiner-Fonds Deutschland e.V.; Christian Moser, managing director of SOS-Kinderdorf; Kay -Vorwerk, managing director of SOS-Kinderdorf e.V.; Christian Honold, managing director of SOS Children’s Villages Hermann Gmeiner Academy.

* Correct name of “SOS Children’s Villages Austria” as listed in the Austrian register of associations.