SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGE CEBU
HEAD OF THE ORGANIZATION
Mr. Mario Victor C. Baang, Executive Director
BACKGROUND OF THE ORGANIZATION
In 1949, Hermann Gmeiner founded the first SOS Children’s Village in Tyrol, Austria. He was a child welfare worker, and he saw how children suffered and were left orphaned as a result of World War II. He pioneered the family-like care approach to helping children who have lost parental care. In the Philippines, the first SOS Children’s Village was founded on May 1, 1967 in the province of Batangas. Now we have 8 villages spread across the country, and there are almost 1,000 children and young adults who live in our family-based care program. In the communities, we give support and intervention to approximately 5,600 families.
OBJECTIVES & MISSION
SOS Philippines envisions very child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security and provide alternative care when it is in the best interest of the child.
Highway 11, Talamban, Cebu City
(035) 346 0969
Website: SOS Children’s Village Cebu Facebook: SOS Children’s Village Cebu
Children and youth without or at risk of losing parental care.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
SOS Family Care Program
Family Strengthening Program