Enhancing Educational and Social Support for Orphaned Children: A Case Study of SOS Children's Village Faisalabad


Aisha Kanwal ,Faiz Ullah


Orphaned children represent a vulnerable segment of society, often deprived of essential support systems necessary for their holistic development. In response to this pressing need, institutions such as SOS Children's Village Faisalabad have emerged as beacons of hope, providing comprehensive educational and social support to orphaned children. This study explores the role of SOS Children's Village Faisalabad in enhancing educational and social support for orphaned children through a case study approach. The study employs a mixed-method research design, combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies to gather comprehensive insights into the educational and social support programs implemented by SOS Children's Village Faisalabad. Data were collected from orphaned children residing in the village, as well as teachers and staff members involved in program implementation. Key findings reveal that SOS Children's Village Faisalabad offers a range of educational support programs, including formal schooling facilities, tutoring services, vocational training, and extracurricular activities. These programs are designed to meet the diverse needs and aspirations of orphaned children, empowering them with knowledge, skills, and confidence for future success. Additionally, the institution places a strong emphasis on fostering social integration and emotional well-being among orphaned children through mentorship programs, counseling services, recreational activities, and community engagement initiatives. These efforts aim to create a supportive and nurturing environment where children can thrive socially and emotionally. The study highlights the transformative impact of SOS Children's Village Faisalabad on the lives of orphaned children, as evidenced by success stories of academic achievement, personal growth, and community integration. Furthermore, it underscores the broader implications of the institution's model for orphan care and support programs globally, emphasizing the importance of holistic approaches that prioritize education, support, and empowerment. Based on the findings, recommendations are provided for policymakers, NGOs, and other stakeholders to further enhance educational and social support for orphaned children, including investment in education, holistic support services, community engagement, training and capacity building, and research and evaluation. In conclusion, SOS Children's Village Faisalabad serves as a shining example of the transformative power of dedicated care and support in the lives of orphaned children, offering hope, opportunity, and a brighter future for vulnerable youth in the region and beyond.


How to Cite
Aisha Kanwal ,Faiz Ullah. (2024). Enhancing Educational and Social Support for Orphaned Children: A Case Study of SOS Children’s Village Faisalabad. Harf-O-Sukhan, 8(1), 445-460. Retrieved from https://harf-o-sukhan.com/index.php/Harf-o-sukhan/article/view/1146