Hermann Gmeiner Award

The Hermann Gmeiner Award is a monetary price awarded every second year to honor extraordinary performances in humanitarian, professional, sporting, educational or cultural domains. The particular target group for this price is men and women who grew up in an SOS Children’s Villages program and young people who live in an SOS program. 

All SOS CV’s co-workers are invited to participate in an online voting process. Eligible for consideration are individuals who grew up in as well as young people who are currently still living in an SOS Children’s Village. Each recipient is awarded a sum of 5000 euros, with the prizes being funded through the interest accrued by a foundation set up for this specific purpose.

Local facility directors, national and regional directors, as well as the continental directors, the Secretary General and the President of SOS-Kinderdorf International are on the lookout for suitable candidates everywhere across the world where SOS Children's Villages is active: young people who are making use of the opportunities they have and are leading successful lives, whether that be because they are finishing their education despite adverse circumstances, or because they have passed their final exams with flying colours, or made an exceptional achievement in social areas.



For more information please contact:

Julian Ascher