News

  • We are recruiting a consultant for our Child Right Project at the Bakoteh Dumpsite
  • SOS Children’s Villages join the Kanifing Municipal Council Regional Disaster Committee and Partners to Distribute Food Items to Flood Victims.

    Through the KMC Regional Disaster Committee , on Friday the 19th SOS Children’s Villages in The  Gambia participated in the distribution exercise of food items to vulnerable families affected by the 30th and 31st  July flash flooding in The Gambia. Beneficiaries from our Family Strengthening Programs also benefited from the food aid.

    The food aid comprises of Bag of rice, sugar and a gallon of oil.

    Meanwhile, 1,378 households received this support whilst 1,178 are yet to receive it and hoping for more donations to support affected victims.

    All the first batch of 200 beneficiaries are women-headed households, by women caregivers and their children as victims of the flood

    Our  Family Strengthening team with the leadership of Mr. Allabatu  Jatta,  FS Bakoteh, and the BMZ project Coordinator as members of the committee were with the  KMC Regional Disaster Committee to coordinate resource mobilization and implementation of the emergency response plan.

    The relief items were provided by WFP to Government and 200 families have benefited from the support.


  • SOS Children’s Villages Collaborate with Ministry of Health to Launch the Digital Birth Registration and National Health Scheme in The Gambia

    Earlier on Monday, the 1st of August 2022 Ministry of Health The Gambia collaboration with SOS Children’s Villages in The Gambia launched the National Digital Birth Registration and Health Insurance Scheme at SOS Children’s Village Bakoteh. Introduction of Digital Birth Registration provides the opportunity for all birth certificates to be digitally collected and stored in a birth-protected, centralized system, in real-time and therefore ensures everyone and especially children have access to support and programs offered by the state.

    Child Protection Situational Analysis Report as of May 2022, indicates the number of births registered for children under age 5 has increased from 52.5% (MICS 2010) to 57.9% (MICS 2018) or 59% (DHS 2019/2020).Low registration prevalence for children under 2 years (48%), compared to those aged 2-4 years (67%) .

    Rate of registration of children under 2 years (0 -23 months) is lower than the rate of children aged 5 years (24-59 months).

    The low registration of children under 2 affects both male and female children in urban and rural areas, with a higher prevalence in rural areas.


    BIRTH REGISTRATION IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS, therefore all citizens of this nation will be have a digital birth registration and a National Health Insurance card, nobody will go stateless therefore this registration will be nationwide. Ministry of Health of The Gambia

  • Invitation for Bid, Provision of Motor Vehicle and Motor Cycles  Comprehensive Insurance

    SOS Children’s Villages in The Gambia is a non-governmental social development organisation that has been active in the field of children’s rights and committed to children’s needs and concerns since 1982.

    Focusing its work on children without parental care and children in families in difficult circumstances, the organisation has a wide range of programmes, which include: Children’s Villages, Youth Facilities, Family Strengthening Programmes, Kindergartens, Schools, a Mother and Child Clinic, Vocational Training Centres, and a Sustainable Nutrition Improvement and Youth Empowerment projects.

  • Institutional , Partners and Programs Manager @ Hermann Gmeiner Fund Deutschland Visits SOS Children’s Villages.

    We were pleased to have received Monika Kleck from the Hermann Gmeiner Fund Deutschland ( HGFD) on the 20th of July 2022.

    Monika is on a 10-day monitory visit or our BMZ Funded project called the Sustainable Waste Management Project to Reduce Child Rights Violation at the Bakoteh Dumpsite funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Co-Funding by the HGFD and Kanifing Municipal Council.

    She will also be supporting our colleague who will be conducting Trauma Informed Practice Session.

    We look forward to having a fruitful discussion and learning from her.