Child sponsorship background from Tahoua, Niger

SOS Primary School Tahoua NigerSOS Children's Village Tahoua

SOS Children's Village Tahoua was built on a plot of approximately six hectares, which the local authorities had signed over to SOS Children's Villages.  It consists of 12 family houses where up to 120 children can find a new home.  There is also an administration and service area, the house of the village director and a guest house for SOS Children's Village co-workers who are attending training workshops.

Other SOS Projects in Tahoua

An SOS Nursery School, which is open to children from the neighbourhood, is situated within the same compound.  The nursery school has three classrooms, where up to 75 children can be taught, and some additional rooms.  There is an SOS School with six classrooms for up to 210 pupils, an administration area and a dining hall, which is also used as venue for numerous events and village activities.  The school is open to children from the neighbourhood as well.

Within the SOS Children's Village compound, there is also an SOS Social Centre with a small SOS Medical Centre.  This centre provides the local population with basic healthcare and various services such as educational counselling, parental counselling and guidance on how to find a secure source of income.  It also supports local prevention measures.  The social centre comprises a counselling area with offices for the social workers and an administration area.  The medical centre consists of examination and treatment rooms as well as a small pharmacy.  Up to 1,000 patients a month can be treated there.

Background to Tahoua

Tahoua is a city in Niger and the administrative centre of the Department of Tahoua with a population of around 100,000.  The city is primarily a market town for the surrounding agricultural area, and a meeting place for the Tuareg people from the north and the Fulani people from the south.