SOS Children’s Villages Bangladesh
SOS Children's Villages International is the umbrella organisation of all SOS Children‘s Village associations worldwide. SOS Children‘s Villages is an independent, non-governmental, social development organisation that provides family-based care for children in 133 countries and territories and that advocates the concerns, rights and needs of children, especially of those without parental care.
Prof. Dr. Hermann Gmeiner, founder of SOS Children's Villages International, visited Bangladesh in 1972 immediately after the War of Liberation with his assistant - Mr. Helmut Kutin, present President of the organisation and met with 'Father of the Nation' - Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the proposal of establishing SOS Children's Villages in Bangladesh. Bangabandhu welcomed Prof. Hermann Gmeiner's proposal. On behalf of the government of Bangladesh, the then Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare signed an agreement with the organization on 17 May 1972 to start SOS Children's Village activities in Bangladesh.
SOS Children's Villages respects and promotes the rights of all children. Through advocacy, the organisation can use its extensive experience to support children to claim their rights and spark change that will make a lasting difference to their lives.
For further information please visit - http://www.sos-bangladesh.org