Child Sponsorship background from Coyanco, Chile

Children from Coyanco, ChileSOS Children's Village Coyanco

SOS Children's Village Coyanco was opened in 1975 and is about 40 kilometres from the town of Chillán. It consists of twelve family houses, in which a total of 100 children can find a new, loving home. It also has a village director's house, a community centre which incorporates an administrative unit and function rooms for special events, a swimming pool, a holiday camp with 14 huts for children from other Chilean SOS Children's Villages, and an SOS aunts' house (SOS Children’s Village mothers in training, who assist current SOS mothers in their everyday work, and stand in for them if they are ill or on holiday). Children and young people from the SOS Children's Village attend local public schools.

Other SOS Projects in Coyanco

Six SOS Youth Homes were established in Concepción for young people from the SOS Children's Village. Up to 64 adolescents from Children's Villages Bulnes, Concepción, Chaimávida, Coyanco and Puerto Varas can be housed in the SOS Youth Home for the period of their secondary or vocational education. At the facility a youth educator supervises them as they gradually get used to leading an independent life.