Childcare NGO SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka recruiting SOS Mothers

PUBLISHED May 24, 2022

Children of SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka enjoying a sporting event

SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka (Phone: +94 11 772 77 77), a non-governmental, non-profit organization providing support to children without parental care, is currently recruiting women to join as “SOS Mothers.”

The organization, founded in Austria in 1949, operates in 136 countries under the concept of “A loving home for every child.” It has established SOS Children’s Villages, facilities consisting of 10 to 16 homes in each location, to provide alternative family-like care for children who cannot live with their parents or caregivers. It also provides support to socioeconomically disadvantaged families to improve their lives, operates schools and medical centers, delivers vocational training, and provides emergency assistance in the event of emergencies.

In Sri Lanka, the first SOS Children’s Village was established in Piliyandala in 1981. Currently, the organization engages in foster care and child education in six locations, including Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Anuradhapura, Monaragala, and Jaffna.

SOS Mothers, who are “the backbone of homes in the SOS Family Like Care,” are women who fulfill the role of mothers. A Mother lives in a home in the Village with several children and provides full-time care for them. In Sri Lanka, there are currently about 85 SOS Mothers dedicated to caring for more than 800 children. In addition, 52 of the retired Mothers are taking on the role of grandmothers.

The organization is looking for female candidates to join them as SOS Mothers to provide full-time love and care for children. Unmarried, widowed, or divorced females between the ages of 28 and 45 can apply for the position. Preference will be given to candidates who do not have personal family commitments and other obligations.

  • An event activity at an SOS Children’s Village

  • IT class provided by SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka

  • Exterior view of an SOS Children’s Village