SOS Social Centres in Mongolia
In Mongolia there is currently one Social Centre for children and the local community, in Ulaanbaatar. Many SOS Social Centres operate via Family Strengthening Programmes, which aim to support the wider community. Below is some information about the Social Centre that SOS Children runs in Ulaanbaatar:
SOS Social Centres around Mongolia: In-Depth
Description of SOS Social Centre/FSP:
The centre consists of training workshops, a room for medical treatment, two rooms for child day care, a kitchen and an administration area. It offers health counselling, medical support and family-strengthening programmes with the aim to build parental skills and increase awareness of children's rights and to help the targeted families to be self-sufficient and to provide their children with a proper education.
Work and Achievements:
The centre currently supports 286 beneficiaries through the Family Strengthening Programme. The centre aims to improve the immune system of children who are underweight and are showing signs of malnutrition.
8 children, who had been taking part in the ‘Step by Step’ Programme, are now studying successfully at the local school. Children are given the opportunity to go through work they missed or don’t understand in special catch-up lessons, under the supervision of professional teachers. 90 children were involved in a Summer Preschool Programme.
25 families were involved in a ‘Green Project’, a project which aimed to teach families how to grow their own vegetables, thus reaching a level of self-sufficiency.