Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Village Kotayk
Children’s Villages
Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Village Kotayk

SOS Children’s Village Kotayk was founded in the Republic of Armenia after the devastating earthquake of 1988. It was the first Children’s Village on the territory of the former Soviet Union, which due to its special methodology provides family-like care for children in difficult life circumstances for already 30 years.
SOS Children’s Village Kotayk

SOS Children’s Village Kotayk is situated on the borderline of villages Kotayk and Nor Gyugh in Kotayk region. Children in the Village are provided with long-term and short-term (up to 6 months) round the clock care. Now there are 10 SOS family houses in the Village where children are provided with long-term care and 2 houses where children are provided with short-term care.

A loving family environment in the Children’s Villages is created by SOS mothers. For the purposes of housekeeping and providing quality care SOS mothers are supported by SOS family assistants. From 2013 the family-like care is provided both by SOS parents and SOS mothers. Now there is one SOS family in SOS Children’s Village Kotayk where care is provided by SOS parents.

Children from the Village attend public schools in Kotayk and Nor Gyugh villages and Abovyan town. Through attendace to different classes and trainings in the village and in the community, children from SOS families, as well as from Kotayk and Nor Gyugh villages enjoy extracurricular activities, due to which our children are fully integrated in the community. The psychopedagogical team of the Village provides children with educational, psychological, social, health and other needs based support, if necessary. The main objective of SOS Children’s Villages Armenian Charity Foundation is reuinification of children with their biological families, if any.

SOS Children’s Village Kotayk already has generations of youngsters who left care and are fully integrated into society. Now they live in different parts of the country, succeeded in education and work and made up their own families.

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