SOS Village in Jaipur
SOS village, Jaipur
is an abode of affection and care for the unwanted children.
SOS children village is a voluntary organisation founded by
Dr. Hermann Gmeiner for the homeless children after
the Second World War. His visionary approach of giving love
and nurture in a family environment to the needed child has
proved both practical and widely successful.
SOS villages are opened with a purpose of providing the home
for the needy children on the fact that, only the love and
care of a mother and a home can help a child grow up as an
independent and contributing member to the society
SOS Children's Villages started in Jaipur with a sole aim
to provide a permanent home for orphaned and abandoned children
regardless of race, nationality and religion and a strong
basis for a self reliant and secure life. Children in SOS
Villages grow up as children in a normal family. They live
with a Mother, brothers and sisters in a family home. Siblings
are not separated. An SOS Village is made up of 10 to 20 houses,
run by a team of efficient child care workers, who support
and help the Mothers in caring for the emotional and educational
well being of the children entrusted to their care. Every
child in a village has the opportunity to grow into a decent
human being making best use of his capabilities.
Every Friday is observed as Shramdan Day
at the Children's Village at Jaipur. In the evening children,
mothers and co-workers join together in cleaning the surrounding
of their homes, lawns and the gardens of the Village. Together
they work towards achieving the goals of cleanliness in the
Village, involvement of all in community work, promoting a
sense of belonging, exposure to a real life situation and
an understanding of the dignity of labour.