SOS Nhlangano

What we do in Nhlangano

SOS Children’s Villages began its work in Nhlangano in 2001. For children from the region who are no longer able to live with their parents, eleven SOS families can provide a loving home for up to 110 children. In each family, the children live with their brothers and sisters, affectionately cared for by their SOS mother. The children attend the SOS Kindergarten in Nhlangano together with children from the neighbourhood, which ensures that they are integrated into the local community from a young age.

The SOS Youth Programme continues to support young adults once they have moved out of their SOS family home in order to study, receive training or work. The SOS Family Strengthening Programme here supports vulnerable families so that they do not break down due to poverty or social problems. We ensure that children have access to essential health and nutritional services, as well as education. We provide food assistance, literacy classes, and help with the renovation of homes. We assist parents by providing guidance on income-generating skills, individual and communal food production, parenting practices, as well as counselling and psychological support where needed. Our support goes out especially to families who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. In cooperation with local organisations, we also work towards strengthening the support systems for vulnerable families within the community.

The SOS Medical Centre in Nhlangano treats adults and children, providing basic medical care, preventive medicine, as well as voluntary testing, counselling and treatment for those affected by HIV/AIDS. All services are open to the community, enabling many families to receive treatment and medicine who could not otherwise afford it.

© 2018 SOS Children's Villages Swaziland | Website Designed by Onswaziline