Sponsor a child

Children without parental support are some of the world’s most vulnerable citizens. They are at risk of poverty, homelessness, exploitation and abuse. Many do not attend school or have access to even the most basic healthcare. Millions end up on the streets with no safety nets and no protection. For as little as £20-a-month you can make sure a child who has already lost so much can start to rebuild their lives in a caring and positive environment.
We look after more than 80,000 children around the world – and we know the name of every single child.
Your support will enable SOS Children’s Villages to provide a child in need with:
  • The chance to grow up in a family
  • A parent and siblings to care for them
  • A secure home for the entirety of their childhood
  • A quality education, and all the opportunities that brings
  • Access to healthcare
  • The chance to belong to a supportive community
Newborn David was abandoned in a public toilet 

David was just days old when he was rescued from a public toilet in Yamoussoukro, on the Ivory Coast. He was found covered in worms and faeces. The worms had caused a severe eye infection that almost cost David his sight.

When David first came to live with his new SOS family he was badly traumatised by his early experience - he was too calm for a child his age, rarely cried, and always kept his eyes closed.

But with the care of his SOS family, and professional psycho-social support, he soon integrated into his new family and learned to speak, sing and dance. His health improved and he quickly put on weight.

Now four years old, David is thriving. He is a happy and curious child who likes to follow his older brothers and sisters around, imitating what they do and say.

*David's name has been changed to protect his privacy

   Sponsoring a child feels more special than other charitable donations – it's so much more than just giving money, it's like getting a new family member.

Sponsors a child in Uganda

Sponsoring a child can be a rewarding experience – both for you and the child

When you sponsor a child with SOS Children’s Villages UK you will be changing their life forever.  Thanks to your support, they will grow up in a secure family environment with all the benefits that a quality education and supportive upbringing can provide.  Regular updates and photographs mean that you can watch the child you sponsor grow up.  You can also send them letters and small gifts for special occasions like their birthdays.

Where can I sponsor a child?

You can choose to sponsor a child in a specific village or country or let us select the child that needs your help the most – it is up to you.  Why not browse our ‘Where we work pages’ to help you make up your mind, or explore our projects in Syria, Zambia, Ukraine, Ethiopia, or The Gambia
If you'd like to talk to someone, we'd be happy to help, please contact tracey.mccluskey@sosuk.org