SOS Children’s Villages (SOS) supports vulnerable children and families in 135 countries and regions across five continents. 600’000 children, youngsters and their families are directly supported by SOS through 571 SOS-Villages as well as through youth and family strengthening programmes. 151’000 children and youngsters benefit from SOS educational programmes (kindergarten, schools, vocational training). Through additional 34 emergency projects and 71 medical centres, SOS reaches a total of over 1.5 million people worldwide – all figures above as per January 2019.
The approach of SOS and SOL is to find out in a pilot – implemented in Sicaya, Huancayo, Peru – if sport can have a core impact in SOS’ world-wide context.
Problem to be tackled
There are an estimated 140 million children worldwide who have lost one or both parents – and 570 million children living in extreme poverty. When a child has nobody to care for them, SOS is there to offer them a home, a carer and a family where children can grow up from cradle to career.