A loving home
for every child.

We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities


Every child has a
Right to Quality Care

Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security. A safe and caring environment for the child to grow & reach their full potential.


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Change a child’s life today.

With your help, children who have lost everything get a mother, brothers and sisters and everything they need to have a normal childhood in a loving home.

About Us

Who we Are

SOS Children’s Villages is a child focused, non-governmental organization providing care and support to children who have lost parental care, or at risk of losing parental care of their biological families. SOS Children’s Villages in Tanzania is a member of SOS Children’s Villages International, the largest non-governmental organization for children across the world. In Tanzania, there are four (04) Children Villages under the SOS family care program in Zanzibar (Unguja), Dar es Salaam, Arusha, and Mwanza. We also operate in seven locations: Pemba, Unguja, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza, Iringa and Mufindi. Currently, both our villages and community programs take care over 7450 children, with the Board Chairperson being Mr. Haruna Masebu.

By 2022, SOS Children’s Villages in Tanzania and Zanzibar had reached 854,209 beneficiaries, of which 164,005 were direct beneficiaries and 690,204 were indirect beneficiaries. Among the direct beneficiaries, 123,004 were children (49,202 boys and 73,802 girls) and 41,001 were adults (12,300 men and 28,701 women), and among the indirect beneficiaries, 586,673 were children (234,669 boys and 352,004 girls) and 103,531 were adults (20,706 men 82,825 women) respectively.

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No child should
Grow up alone

The best and proven way to protect and uphold children rights is to give them a loving home and caring family who will consider them as their own, respect them as they are, and help them reach their full potential.

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SOS Children’s Village Tanzania and Zanzibar is committed to create a safe environment for children in all our programmes at all times by implementing child safeguarding measures and procedures in line with our child protection policy and international standards. We place special emphasis on awareness and prevention to safeguard children and improve the quality of care they receive. Child safeguarding concerns are taken seriously and addressed immediately

A loving home for every child

What we Do

Advocacy Programme

We provide a home for children who have lost parental care within SOS Children's Villages. SOS Children's Villages, is as its core, a community of loving, stable families. All the children in SOS families have access to quality education from kindergarten through university or vacation training.

What we stand for

Our Programmes

We create a safe environment for children in all our programmes SOS children's villages Tanzania runs Alternative Care, Families Strengthening, Advocacy, Education, Health and Youth Empowerment Programmes.

Children We Helped
203.800 k
Donation We Collected
30.012 m
Child at Risk

Sometimes parents are, for various reasons, unable to provide care for their child alone, sometimes children lose their parents or more

Child at Risk
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Each child deserve a proper place to grow up at, a familiar environment where all their needs are given top priority, and where th more

Brothers & Sisters

Our aim is to keep families together and if we find that to be challenging, then we strive to ensure that brothers and sisters g more

Brothers & Sisters
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In providing a loving home to all our children, we make sure that every child get to feel loved, embraced and care for, by someon more


All children deserve to live in a family that will support them to reach their full potential


We help families create a loving and nurturing environment, where children can always feel at home. A place to which they can always return

Moment of a Happy Childhood

We make it possible for the children to live as children, ie. to feel loved, protected, comfortable and confident e more

Happy Childhood
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Childhood in Cultural Diversity

We work hard to ensure every child is able to form his or her own convictions - following belief, being true to cul more

Cultural Diversity
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Education and Personal Growth

We work hard to ensure every child is able to form his or her own convictions - following belief, being true to cul more

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SOS Children’s Villages

Events Holds for Children

Throughout the year we post information about upcoming events to this web page. If you’re interested in attending or organizing an event for SOS Children’s Villages, in your community please contact us

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RockCity Marathon

Location: Rock City Mall, Mwanza

Date: 11/04/2023

Time: 5:00 AM

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SOS Children's Villages Presidential Visit to Tanzania

Location: Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar

Date: 09/18/2023

Time: 1:00 PM

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National NGOs Forum 2023

Location: Dodoma, Tanzania

Date: 10/03/2023

Time: 8:00 PM

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Launching of Mwanza Community iHub

Location: Social Centre (SOS Children's Villages, Mwanza)

Date: 10/12/2023

Time: 9:00 AM


Delivering help and hope
to children through sponsorship.

We work with national and international corporate partners who share our values and are committed to helping at-risk children and families build sustainable futures. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, Click button below for details!

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Where We Help

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