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SOS Children’s Village Ladimirevci

SOS Children's Village Ladimirevci, the second Children’s Village in Croatia, was built from scratch in only eight months. It is situated twenty kilometers from Osijek, in the village of Ladimirevci in the Valpovo region.

SOS Children’s Village CroatiaLadimirevci is known throughout Slavonia for the care and love its residents lavish on it in their efforts to make it as beautiful as possible both for the people living there and the visitors of the village. The people of Ladimirevci financed and built their elementary school themselves, and when talks about potential location of the future SOS Children's Village began, they were more than happy to welcome SOS Children's Village to Ladimirevci.

The Municipality of Valpovo ceded 50.000 square meters of prime land to SOS Children's Village Croatia. The Village was completed in 1995, and opened in 1997. Today 80 children live in 17 SOS families and SOS houses, together in a safe and loving environment of SOS Children's Village.

SOS Children’s Village CroatiaWe use the family-based model of long term childcare to ensure safe and loving environment for our children. We use the most up-to-date educational methods based on pedagogical and psychological insights that we acquire through continuous on-the-job training of our SOS mothers and expert worker such as psychologists, pedagogues and social workers.

We promote the best interests of our children through individual development planning that ensures that each child receives help tailored to his or her needs, or that she or he will be developmentally guided to areas where they show most interest and potential.

SOS Children’s Village CroatiaOur work is rooted in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is an integral part of our Children’s Villages Manual. All of our co-workers are well versed in issues of children’s rights and child protection policies. Our care is based on the values of equality, tolerance, mutual respect, support, togetherness and non-violence.

Whenever you visit the Children's Village, you will find not only our SOS families, but also our Children's Village director, pedagogical assistant and the Village handyman, all of whom live in the Children's Village with their families, fully integrated into the local community. In addition to the entire infrastructure introduced during the construction of Children's Village, we also built a gym in the local elementary school, and four new classrooms, all as gifts to the local community to help its development and growth.

In cooperation with the local community, the Village has initiated various projects designed to teach children new skills. Our children, and their peers from the surrounding area, can realize themselves in workshops that cover everything from sports, music, art and drama to journalism and dancing. If you are interested in finding our more about SOS Children's Village Ladimirevci and giving us your help and support, don’t hesitate to ask. We will be happy to answer all of your questions. Friends of the SOS Children's Village also play an important role in the lives of our children.

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