Kenya is the home to one of the first SOS Children’s Village in Africa. The first SOS Kenya Village opened in the early 1970s in Buru Buru, a suburb of Nairobi. Its aim was to help reduce the ever-increasing number of orphaned and neglected children in the country who were not receiving any support from the state.
It has come a long way since then and a total of 208 youth have graduated from the Village and are engaged in various employment both within and outside of Kenya.
The Family Strengthening Program in Nairobi was started in 2003 and is run from the SOS Social and Medical Center located opposite the SOS Children’s Village.
The role of Family Strengthening Program is to provide sickness prevention measures to its beneficiaries, many of whom suffer from HIV/AIDS, strengthen their capacities and form partnerships to support the program objectives.