In many places across the country, children are affected by poverty, war, violence, diseases, exploitation, neglect and many more devastating circumstances. SOS Children's Villages supports and strengthens families. We offer various forms of support to stabilise them as much as possible so that children can grow up in their own families.
In order to prevent crises that can lead to family separation, SOS Children's Villages empowers vulnerable families and communities to protect and care for their children.
What does a child need to grow and develop? Not only sufficient nutritious food, water, hygiene, and shelter, but also to feel protected, encouraged and respected by reliable adults who love unconditionally.
Ideally, a family provides all this. Families create a safe and stimulating environment that encourages the child to learn and explore her/his capabilities. They build lasting and supporting relationships which give the child security, orientation and attachment.
SOS Children's Villages is convinced that the best place for a child to develop to his or her full potential is within a caring family.
However, when living conditions are difficult, or during crises, parents often find it simply impossible to care for their children appropriately. Many parents lack basic necessities like money to pay the doctor or school fees; or perhaps they lack strength, health, or faith in the future. To prevent crises that can lead to family separation, SOS Children's Villages helps families and communities to protect and care for their children.
We do so by offering various forms of support to strengthen and stabilise families as much as possible.
Through the FSP (Family Strengthening Programme) family stability created with a variety of skills such as family planning, financial planning and looking for jobs. These programs are provided by the SOS as economic booster for the parents than the children who helped their school fees.
Strengthening families may also include other services to the wider community, such as kindergartens, mobile play groups, day care for children whose mothers work, support for adolescents whose parents are dead or ill, and legal counsel (eg rights based on the law and the rights to obtain services from the government).
Various support will be given to independent and able to provide decent care to their children, which means the family has to have the knowledge, expertise and resources are sufficient to provide protection to their children. Lives of families in some communities thrive after getting mentoring program in Ciapus FSP as Bogor, Giri Jaya Bandung, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Tabanan and Flores. Family economy is getting better improve the welfare of the community.