SOS Children's Villages has been present in Nepal since the late 1960s. The work of the organisation first started near the capital city of Kathmandu. SOS Children's Villages has also worked with the exiled Tibetan community since the 1970s with programmes in the Pokhara valley. At present there are nine SOS Children's Villages in Nepal, eight SOS Youth Facilities, one SOS Kindergarten, seven SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools, one SOS Vocational Training Centre, eight SOS Social Centres with family-strengthening programmes and one SOS Medical Centre.