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Andhra to get third 'children's village'

NEW DELHI: NGO Save Our Souls\' (SOS) 33rd Children\'s Village in India and the third in Andhra Pradesh will open Wednesday, it was announced here Monday. "The purpose of this village

Published: 12th March 2012 08:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:34 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: NGO Save Our Souls' (SOS) 33rd Children's Village in India and the third in Andhra Pradesh will open Wednesday, it was announced here Monday.

"The purpose of this village is to provide family-based care with love, respect and security to children, enabling them to grow into good human beings and productive individuals," said Helmut Kutin, president of SOS Children's Villages International.

Kutin will do the inauguration.

SOS Children's Village is an international body which provides family-based care to children without parents all over world.

In India, it has 32 children's villages, which provides shelter and family care to 6,500 children without parents.

The village in Tirupati will have 12 homes, and each home will host about 10 children, S. Sandilya, president of SOS Children's Village of India, said.



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