Located about 6km from Entebbe International Airport is home to 120 children who live with their SOS mothers in 12 family houses. Six hundred children are being supported on the Family Strengthening Programme which is our outreach programme to the community.
The first and oldest SOS Children’s Village in Uganda was established in Kakiri in 1991. It is currently home to 200 children and youth. in addition, the organization operates a Kindergarten and a primary and secondary school for 600 children as well as a medical facility that supports access to medical care for the Kakiri community and beyond.
In order to meet the growing numbers of orphans and vulnerable children in Fort Portal, the Board of Trustees proposed an SOS Village in Fort Portal. The piece of land was donated by the local government. Technical people as well as board members and local management from SOS Uganda have on several occasions visited the site and met with the local leaders. The SOS Children’s Village Fort Portal is the fourth and newest SOS facility in Uganda only launched in June 2011. It now has 12 family houses within the village and supports more than 500 children in the surrounding communities under the Family Strengthening Programme. SOS Children’s Village Fort Portal also extends access to medical care through a medical facility that serves members of the greater community around Butebe and surrounding areas. The center provides both curative and preventive medical services.
SOS Children’s Village Gulu started as an emergency relief programme in 2002 and later grew into a children’s village. The purpose-built Children’s Village opened in May 2009 and supports up to 150 children in Family Like Care. Most of the children are those born in or rescued from captivity, orphans of war, or who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Through the SOS Social Center SOS Children’s Village is engaged in community-based programmes that reach out to over 1000 of the most vulnerable children, youth, and families living with Gulu Municipality.