SOS Children's Villages Dhodial
SOS Children's Village Dhodial was the second Village to be established in Pakistan and is situated on land donated by the Government of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KP). SOS Children's Village is adjacent to Hazara University Dhodial Mansehra. The river Siren flows alongside the town and the land is very fertile. SOS Children’s Village Dhodial is situated in an open valley on the fabled Silk Route, against the backdrop of mountains, making this the most picturesque location in the country. It is, quite understandably, a favorite destination for children from other SOS Children’s Villages in the summer holidays.
Dhodial is located near Baffa, between Mansehra and Shinkiari in the Mansehra District of Pakistan. The river Siren flows alongside the town and the land is very fertile. The population was badly affected by the 2005 Pakistan earthquake. SOS Children’s Village Dhodial is situated in an open valley on the fabled Silk Route, against the backdrop of mountains, making this the most picturesque location in the country. It is, quite understandably, a favourite destination for children from other SOS Children’s Villages in the summer holidays. An SOS medical centre provides treatment and care for the families in the SOS Children’s Village.
Extra-Curricular activities are available to all
Facilities for sports have been upgraded in both the Village and Youth Home, with the basketball and volleyball courts used daily. Physical training and karate instructors are also conducting courses. Besides this, the children have the advantage of being included in appropriate programs of the Adventure Foundation, which include skiing, trekking, camping, and rock climbing.
Hermann Gmeiner School & College Dhodial
The SOS school and college are adjacent to the Village and also cater to the outside community, with a capacity for up to 1800 pupils. This has been upgraded to an intermediate level and brings good educational facilities to this remote area. It is a matter of great credit that the children are academically high achievers and many of them have excelled in their pursuit of higher education.
Vocational Training Centre Dhodial
A Skills Training Centre for girls is part of the complex, and sewing, knitting, and embroidery are some of the popular subjects. Here, too, girls from the community are also welcome.
SOS Youth Home Abbottabad
SOS Youth Home is situated near PMA Kakul road Abbottabad in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK). It was established in 1992 with the capacity to accommodate 25 youths. A new residential and admin block was constructed and occupied in 2018 and can accommodate 50 Youths. The Youth Home, Abbottabad also includes a multipurpose hall, computer Lab, director residence, and adequate playing area. All the boys are attending local schools, colleges, and universities in different cities of Pakistan.
SOS Children's Village Dhodial Karakoram Highway, Near Hazara University Dhodial, Tehsil & Distt Mansehra