27th March 2013: Visit of SOS Village in Pristina


According to the Financial Times, the 2004 turnover of SOS Children's Villages altogether was US$ 807 million, and it was ranked 33 out of a 100 global NGOs for "global accountability". Its international umbrella organisation, SOS-Kinderdorf International, was founded in 1960, after national associations had been established in France, Germany and Italy in addition to the original Austrian association. Over a hundred national associations across the world have since been established.

SOS Children’s Villages started working with Kosovan Albanians when they fled from the conflict as refugees to Albania in 1999. As they returned to Kosovo, and in view of the terrible social conditions, SOS Children’s Villages decided to work directly in Kosovo. 

In the past decades, SOS Children’s Villages has continued to support Kosovan families and children through family-based care, kindergartens and social centres in the capital city of Pristina. 

At present there is one SOS Children's Village in Kosovo, one SOS Kindergarten and four SOS Social Centres.

For more information please kindly refer to WEBsite: http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/where-we-help/europe/kosovo/Pages/default.aspx