Hyderabad is the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the most densely populated cities in India and is also the hub for pharmaceuticals and IT industries. The growth in the city has been tremendous over the last few years, but along with that, an increase in the poverty level and illiteracy rate has also been witnessed. People are found living in poorly constructed slums where minimal hygiene is maintained. A large number of children here are found to be malnourished, who also don’t have access to any education facility. In addition, communicable and skin diseases are also prominent in the city.
SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGE HYDERABAD
SOS Children’s Village in Hyderabad was established in the year 2003. It is one of the top NGOs in Hyderabad. Our aim was to help children who were neglected or abandoned by their families due to their inability to meet the needs of their children, and the ones who had lost their parents to death at a very young age. At SOS India, children are nurtured by a loving mother and have a family to call their own. At present, the total number of children under our care in Hyderabad is 148.
Our Youth Home is at a distance of 10 km from the SOS Village, where 19 boys are being taken care of. At present, there are 54 youth boys in total staying at our facility in Hyderabad. While many are pursuing their bachelor degree course, the rest are preparing to get their first job.
In addition, the year 2016 was completely focused on improving the academic performance of children, which lead to 100% results in the 10th
Board Examination. Besides academics, our youth is also motivated to excel in life with the help of workshops conducted at our premises. Brain storming sessions are done, where children are helped to realize their passion and best potential.
The SOS Mothers also visit the Youth Homes and stay connected to their children. Celebration of all birthdays and festivals is done together, where quality time is spent by the mother and the child. The youth too can visit their SOS Village every once in a while and spend time with their younger siblings. All arrangements are made in order to make sure that the bond between members of the family remains secure.
FAMILY STRENGTHENING PROGRAMME
The Family Strengthening Programme was initiated in order to help families who could not sustain on their own. Our NGO in Hyderabad not only provides these families financial aid, but also helps in their skill development to help them become capable enough to survive on their own. At present, our FSP Project in Hyderabad supports 144 families; 289 children and 248 adults.
Awareness Programmes are organized for families to educate them about various social issues like gender inequality, child abuse, importance of hygiene practices etc. Orientation sessions are also held to impart knowledge about best livelihood methods and parenting skill.
HOW TO REACH
- The SOS Children’s Village is at a distance of 26.1 km from the Nampally Railway Station, Hyderabad
- It is 32.6 km away from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad