SOS Azerbaijan – Three Projects
SOS Children’s Villages has been present in Azerbaijan since 2000, when the first programme started in the capital city of Baku. At present the organisation supports children, young people and families in three locations in Azerbaijan; in 2006, SOS Children’s Villages started working in Ganja about 400 kilometres west of Baku and in 2010 in Sumgait to the north of Baku. There are two SOS Children’s Villages, one SOS Kindergarten, one SOS Youth Facility and five SOS Social Centres in Azerbaijan.
BEI supports three projects under the SOS Children’s Villages umbrella:
- A youth center in the capital Baku
- A family strengthening unit in Sumgayit (about 40KMs north of Baku)
- A new youth facility in Ganja
The financial support that BEI hab been providing since 2012 covers salaries and maintenance in Baku, in Sumgayit – Teachers salaries, AV equipment, Air-conditioning and classroom refurbishment, in Ganja – Rent and renovation of the Youth Facility building, salaries, maintenance.