A central part of the work that SOS Children's Villages carries out in Bawana relates to supporting children and families from the region. Our SOS Social Centres run a family strengthening programme which offers a comprehensive package of services to enable families to stay together and take good care of their children. We aim to raise awareness of hygiene and children's rights, and we give guidance on parenting skills. We provide families with food, as well as educational support and medical advice, vaccinations and treatment. In order for families to generate income, we offer them literacy classes, vocational training, career counselling and advice. If self-help groups do not exist, we enable their creation. Families we have been working with are now able to generate an income through keeping animals or selling goods like groundnuts or clothes.
Thanks to our support, this woman is now able to sell groundnuts and maintain her family (photo: SOS archives).