Youth care

Youth care

35 young people in Tashkent
10 young people in Urgench
25 young people in Samarkand

The key principle of the SOS Children's Villages of Uzbekistan Association is to provide consistent continuous support to children and young people left without parental care. Before leaving school, children live and are brought up in SOS families, after which they can receive youth support services provided by the SOS Children’s Association villages of Uzbekistan ”on the basis of Youth centers.

Youth centers are part of the SOS Children's Village of Uzbekistan Association programs and are aimed at providing continuous services to accompany young people who have left alternative care or from families in difficult situations, including children from Mehribonlik Houses and Children's Towns, according to the main 3 stages:

a) from 16 years old (or upon completion of secondary vocational education) to 18 years old (direct accompaniment of youth), when young people can live at the Youth Centers and, with the help of the center’s specialists, develop the skills necessary for independent living.
b) from 18 to 22 years of age (accompanying young people during a semi-independent residence), when young people move for permanent residence in their own or municipal living space, or rent housing, receiving partial financial support from the SOS Children's Village.
c) after 22 years (support in the first year of independent life and further according to individual needs) - support with the aim of tracking the future path of SOS-pupils and providing them with psychological and pedagogical support in crisis situations. In exceptional (crisis) cases, financial support is provided; each case is considered individually.

The main criteria for young people to exit all stages of escort are:

• Availability of a profession.
• Availability of work and regular income.
• Availability of housing.
• Possession of social skills.
• Possession of life skills.
• Emotional stability.

Our achievements for 2009-2016

• 60 teenagers in the cities of Tashkent and Samarkand receive diverse support and assistance in preparing for independent adult life in Youth centers.
• Of all children who came out of custody, 6 young people received higher education, 65 received secondary education, and 30 young people were employed.
• 25 young people who have left guardianship have created their own families.
• 20 young girls who are graduates of SOS Children's Villages are university students.