Located in the heart of Rajasthan, Jaipur is the capital of this colourful culture-rich state. The city is also known as the Pink City for its beautiful palaces and buildings tainted with pink. It is one of the many rapidly growing places, and is flourishing greatly by the day. Since the development in the city is only increasing, there is also an increase in the number of individuals who’re suffering because of the same due to the limited resources available. These are people, who’re unable to access proper health and sanitation facilities, and often end up with illnesses. This gives way to either families where parents are not fit to cater to the needs of their children, or where children have lost their parents to unfortunate events. This is where the role of SOS India, one of the top NGOs in Jaipur comes into picture, where thousands of parentless or abandoned children are supported by our organization.
SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGE
The SOS Children’ Village in Jaipur was established in 1976. It is situated in a residential area, and is about 2 km from the railway station. The architectural style of the family houses in the village is built with respect to the tradition of the region. The buildings here are also constructed in accordance to the weather conditions, where the roofs are flat, and serve as a sleeping area during the hot season.
Our NGO in Jaipur for children consists of 14 Family Homes, a Kindergarten serving as a day care center for young children, a well-equipped computer laboratory, basketball and volleyball courts, an auditorium, a library and a medical dispensary. At present, our Village in Jaipur consists of 133 children.
The total number of children in our youth facilities adds up to 64. Our vision is to help children and youth realize their highest potential and become self-sustainable. Various training sessions are organized at regular intervals in order to build up the skill and talent of young minds to put it to its best use. Awareness programmes are also held to educate children and adults about the key issues in society like gender equality, sex education, child’s rights etc.
While many of our youth are enrolled in well-paying jobs, others are well settled and happily married.
FAMILY STRENGTHENING PROGRAMME (FSP)
Initiated in 2007, our aim through this scheme is to reach out to single mothers, who’re unable to sustain their families financially, and meet their basic day to day needs. The scheme was formulated in order to ensure the survival of such families with the help of Self Help Groups. Not only this, our coursework also includes educating families about the importance of hygiene, child rights and good parenting. A number of workshops and seminars are also organized on topics like gender issues, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, life skills, micro credit, income generation etc. At present, the total number of beneficaries under our FSP in Jaipur counts to 512.
HOW TO REACH
The SOS Children’s Village is situated in a residential area about 2.1 km from the Jaipur Railway Station
It is about 14 km from the Jaipur International Airport