SOS Children Villages Muzaffarabad

SOS Children's Village Muzaffarabad

The first SOS project in AJK was planned for Makri in Muzaffarabad on a site donated by the government of AJK. In 2005 an SOS Children’s Village was completed comprising 10 family homes, an administrative block, a director residence, a mosque, servant quarters, a dispensary, and a community school. The Village was to be inaugurated in November 2005 but was struck by an earthquake on October 8th, 2005 that destroyed most of the buildings.

Situated in Kashmir, the area is also revered for its tourist sites and beautiful weather. The local economy mostly depends on agriculture, tourism, and foreign remittances. In 2005, the area was the epicenter of a devastating earthquake, which destroyed most of Muzaffarabad. Estimates put the number of people who died in the region at around 100,000, with another three million displaced by the destruction. Restoration and reconstruction of the site started soon thereafter. Eight houses and the administrative block were restored, while the school and staff accommodation areas were completely rebuilt.

In 2013, the first SOS families moved into their new homes. There are presently 70 children living in the Children’s Village. In September 2018 this old Village was converted into an SOS Youth Home Makri for older boys and 30 young boys are residing.

A site comprising 6.5 acres of land for the new SOS Children’s Village in Sundgaran, which is approximately 6 kilometers from Muzaffarabad city, was also generously donated by the government of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This facility started its operations as a new SOS Children’s Village Sundgaran in mid-September 2018 and is an excellent home for the disadvantaged children of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. This Village includes 15 family homes for up to 150 children, a community center and administration block, a director residence, a mosque, and servant quarters.

In addition to the Children’s Village Muzaffarabad, we have established an SOS Primary and Girls High School, Sundgaran, in 2021, which is serving the community children as well.


SOS Children’s Village, Muzaffarabad Near PIMA Hospital, Sri Nagar Road, Muzaffarabad. Azad Jammu & Kashmir.