SOS Children's Villages - Nigeria is an independent, non-governmental and non-political, social development organization, which offers orphaned, abandoned and children otherwise in need a long term family-based care regardless of race or religion. SOS Children's Villages nigeria is an affiliate of SOS Kinderdorf International
SOS Children's Villages was first established in Nigeria in 1973, with the building of an SOS Children's Village in Isolo, Lagos State, 15km outside the centre of Lagos, after the civil war. The second Village in Owu-Ijebu, Ogun State, about 145km east of Lagos was built on 25 hectares of land donated by Ogun State Government in 1996. The Third Village in Gwagwalada, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory was built by BW Group as a donation to Nigerian children in 2007. An SOS Children's Village in Nigeria has 10-12 family houses with medical facilities. There are six youth homes in Lagos and Ogun State. 1006 children and youth are provided with long-term family based care.
Our Roots - What we are
We take action for children as an independent non-governmental social development organisation.
We respect varying religions and cultures.
We work in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
With the SOS Children's Village concept, our organisation pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children.
Our Vision - What we want for the world's children
Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security.
Our Mission - What we do
We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities.
Our Values - What keeps us strong
- Courage - We take action
- Commitment - We keep our promises
- Trust - We believe in each other
- Accountability - We are reliable partners