Other community work in Sarajevo Since SOS Children's Village Sarajevo opened its gates in 1998, the work has continued to expand. Today, SOS Children's Villages is not only caring for children in need, but is also providing invaluable support and offering hope to local families and communities through a number of facilities and programs. An SOS Youth Facility for the youngsters has been established in the city of Sarajevo. The SOS Social Center comprises a kindergarten, a youth club, a library, and rooms for workshops (foreign languages, fine and performing arts, computers), and has been very well accepted by the neighboring population. The Play-Mobile-Project is part of the SOS Social Center and focuses on keeping children off the streets. Up to 800 children and youngsters can be reached out to through the SOS Social Center. The SOS Kindergarten has initiated a program to prevent child abandonment: Children from under pressured families get the opportunity of receiving preschool education and, at the same time, counselling is offered to their parents.