History of SOS Children's Villages of Nepal

Development of SOS Children's Villages in Nepal:
 
Year    Activities
1968 First visit of Dr. Hermann Gmeiner in Nepal.
1969 Formation of board of SOS Children’s Village Nepal under the chairmanship of HRH Princess Sharada Shah on 20th July.
1970 Sites selection for SOS Children's Village Sanothimi.Sites selection for SOS Children's Village Sanothimi.
1971 Laid foundation stone of SOS Children's Village Sanothimi. Mothers intake and training starts.
1972 Late Mrs. Edith Pohl who represented SOS Kinderdorf International trained the SOS Mothers and to start the very first family houses.
1st group of children and mothers started moving into the completed houses.
1973 First SOS Children’s Village Sanothimi was inaugurated by late Queen Aishwarya Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah.
1975 A house established to look after the Tibetan refugee children in Pokhara.
Establishment of SOS  Children’s Village Pokhara.
1977 Construction of four family houses for Tibetan children in Pokhara.
1978 Construction of SOS Children's Village Gandaki.
Establishment of Vocational Training Center Pokhara.
Establishment of Ceramic Training Center Sanothimi.
1979 Construction of SOS Children's Village Jorpati.
Settlement of SOS Children’s Village Gandaki.
1981 Construction of SOS Youth Village Kathmandu.
Inauguration of SOS Children's Village Gandaki by Her Majesty the Queen Ashwarya Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah on March 06.
1982 Dr. Hermann Gmeiner visits Nepal.
Inauguration of SOS Vocational Training Center Pokhara.
Inauguration of SOS Ceramic Training Center Sanothimi.
Inauguration of SOS Children's Village Jorpati.
1983 Inauguration of SOS Youth Village Kathmandu.
Starting of National Co-ordination Office.
1984 Selection of land for SOS Children's Village Surkhet.
1985 Construction of SOS Children's Village Surkhet.
Construction of Social Center for Mothers & Children in Surkhet.
1986 Construction of SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Surkhet.
Construction of SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Pokhara(Tashiling).
SOS Children's Village Nepal registers with Social Welfare Council of His Majesty's government.
1987 Construction of Mother Retirement Homes and Youth Homes in SOS Children's Village Gandaki.
Construction of Mother Retirement Homes in Children's Village SOS Sanothimi.
Inauguration of SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Pokhara (Tashiling).
1988 Construction of SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Gandaki.
Mother and children move into SOS Children's Village Surkhet.
1989
Land acquired for SOS Children's Village Itahari.
Registered with District Administration Office Bhaktapur of His Majesty's Government of Nepal as NGO.
SOS Youth Facility Gandaki started from 1st February.
1990 Construction of SOS Children's Village Itahari.
Construction of SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Itahari.
Construction of SOS Social Center in Itahari.
1991 Children and mother move into SOS Children’s Village Itahari.
1992 Inauguration of SOS Children's Village Itahari.
1993 Construction of Hermann Gmeiner School Pokhara (Gharipatan).
Construction of Youth Facilities at Nepalgunj.
1994 Construction of two additional family houses and additional building for Social Center in Surkhet.
Construction of National Co-ordination Office in Sanothimi.
1995 Construction of two Social Centers for Mothers & Children in Bardiya.
Starting of SOS Youth Facility Jorpati in rented Building.
1996 Construction of SOS Children's Village Kavre.
Construction of additional hostel and teacher's residence in Gokarna.
1997 Construction of Hermann Gmeiner School Kavre.
Construction of Hermann Gmeiner School for Tibetan children in Sitapaila, Kathmandu.
Mothers & children move into SOS Children's Village Kavre.
1998 25 years of SOS Children's Villages Nepal.
1999 Inauguration of SOS Children's Village Kavre.
Inauguration of Namgyal Middle School Kathmandu.
Construction of SOS Medical Centre Bardiya.
Construction of SOS Youth Facilities Biratnagar.
Construction of Mothers' Retirement Home Itahari
2001 Inauguration of SOS Youth Facilities Biratnagar.
Prof. Dr. Hemang Dixit elected as the Chairperson.
Construction of SOS National Training Center Kavre.
Purchase of land for SOS Children's Village Bharatpur.
2002 Expansion of SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Gandaki .
Expansion of SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Pokhara.
Built one additional family house in SOS Children’s Village Sanothimi
Construction of SOS Children's Village Bharatpur.
Inauguration of House no 5, built specially for children with Development Disorders in SOS Children’s Village Jorpati on March 20, 2002.
2003 Inauguration of SOS Children's Village Bharatpur on November 9, 2003.
Opening of SOS National Training Center Kavre.
Construction of SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Bharatpur (Primary Section).
Construction of SOS Social Center Bharatpur.
2004 Construction of SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Bharatpur (High School).
Construction of Hostel for SOS Vocational Training Center Pokhara.
Construction of Hostel & Staff Quarter Hermann Gmeiner School Pokhara.
2005 Extension of National Office Building.
SOS Girls Youth Facility Jorpati started.
2006 Extension of SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Surkhet .
2007 Construction of SOS Youth Facility Jorpati.
Extension of college building of SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Sanothimi.
2008 Extension of college building of SOS Hermann Gmeiner ScHOOL Kavre.
Construction of SOS Youth Facility Kavre.
2009 Prof. Dr. Bishwa Keshar Maskey elected as the Chairperson of the Board of SOS Children’s Village Nepal
Construction of SOS Children’s Village Lumbini.
2009 Inauguration of SOS Youth Facility Kavre.
2010 Dedication of SOS Children’s Village Lumbini, October 5.
2011 Feasibility Study for New SOS Children's Village Programme Dhangadhi.
Starting of In-House School Room in SOS Children's Village Jorpati.
2012 Construction of SOS Youth Facility (Boys) Bharatpur and Mothers' Retirement Home/SOS Youth Facility (Girls) Bharatpur..
Planning of SOS Mother Retirement Home Surkhet
2013 Procurement of land for SOS Children’s Village Dhangadhi, January 25.
Round Table Meeting on “Million Development Goal and Children”, July.
Inauguration of the SOS Youth Facility Bharatpur: October 01.
Laying foundation stone and start the construction for SOS Children’s Village Dhangadhi October 04.
2014 Community Based Family Strengthening Programs in SOS Children’s Village Itahari
Child Right Situation Analysis (CRSA) of Nepal..
40th Anniversary Celebration of SOS Children's Villages Nepal
2015 Soft Opening of SOS Children’s Village Dhangadhi on February 4.
Emergency Relief Program (ERP) for the Earthquake victims.
Formally inaugurated by Mr. Helmut Kutin, Honarary President, SOS Kinderdorf International on 2nd October.