Sargodha

SOS Children's Villages has been working with children and their families in Pakistan since 1975. As a result of natural disasters, political unrest, as well as civil war and military disputes in the various regions, the people of Pakistan have been exposed to a life of great social misery, which has affected children in particular. SOS Children's Villages has provided permanent support in the form of health care, education and counselling to families in need. In addition, when natural disasters have struck, SOS Children's Villages has provided Pakistan with relief aid. At present, there are ten SOS Children's Villages in Pakistan, six SOS Youth Facilities, six SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools, five SOS Vocational Training Centres, five SOS Social Centres, one SOS Medical Centre, and two SOS Emergency Relief Programmes. Two SOS Children’s Villages and one Hermann Gmeiner school are under construction.

SOS Children's Village Sargodha was set up in 1995 to provide for orphans and abandoned children from the area. Sargodha is a large city that is situated about 240 km from the capital Islamabad.                                                      

The SOS Children's Village currently has 14 family houses (which offer a new home to up to 140 children), a village director's house, an aunts' house, a clinic, a multi-purpose hall, a mosque, and an administrative block.

Given the demand for education of a higher standard, an SOS Hermann Gmeiner School was opened in 1997. The school has 35 classrooms, two science laboratories and a computer lab. The school can take in 1,000 pupils.

An SOS Youth Facility at Sargodha opened in 2003. It has ten dormitories, meaning that the facility can accommodate 40 teenage boys.