SOS Somalia Youth Care Program started on the year 1996 and was functioning for the last twenty-four years. The young people in the Youth Care Program transit from the SOS Family Care houses to the youth care program at the ages between 14-16 years after undergoing transitional training program before re-integrating to their families of origin.
The program helps the young people to make use of their potentials and achieve their individual development goals through acquiring hard and soft skills that lead them to be responsible adults.
They young people get the opportunity for counseling, mentoring and close follow-up from their parents, relatives and SOS Youth Care Co-workers so that they smoothly reach self-reliance.
They young people get empowerment and participation focused programs that puts the best interest of the young people in the centre of the planning and programming for all the matters that affects their lives and futures.
As part of strengthening the young people participation and giving them a space and influence in decisions that affects their lives, they are invited in planning and evaluation meetings of the organization.
In addition to care and after care support the young people get education and vocational skills training programs, employability and entrepreneurship programs. We impart education, social and life skills training to the young people for their preparation of an independent and autonomous life.