A central part of the work that SOS Children's Villages carries out in Banglore is related to supporting local children and families. We run a family strengthening programme 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 give guidance on parenting skills. We provide families with food, educational support and medical treatment. We have a sick bay which administers basic medical care. In order for families to generate income, we offer them vocational training, career counselling and advice on how to look for a job. We train people in advanced animal husbandry and tailoring or help them set up small businesses selling vegetables.
Talented children put on a show during a village celebration (photo: SOS archives).