On 19th November 2014, The Oberoi Group commenced a partnership with SOS Children's Villages with the objective of supporting the education and well being of under-privileged children, a primary principle of the Company's CSR policy.
SOS Children's Villages provide family-based care for parentless, homeless or abandoned children.
SOS Children’s Villages provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment where vulnerable children can access education, nutrition, healthcare and family-based care. Each village consists of 12-15 homes, with every home accommodating up to ten children and an SOS ‘mother’. The children stay in these family homes under the care of the ‘mother’ and grow up with their siblings and friends.
The Oberoi Group with SOS Children’s Villages provides for the upbringing and education to 210 parentless, homeless or abandoned children living in SOS Children’s Villages in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Cochin, Jaipur and Kolkata. The Oberoi Group also sponsors higher education through Bachelors Programs of 61 youths at various professional institutes.
A highlight of the partnership between The Oberoi Group and SOS Children’s Village is the enthusiastic participation and involvement of the Company’s employees. Team members from hotels and business units of The Oberoi Group are actively engaged with the children of SOS Children’s Villages and help drive a number of initiatives around learning, fun and games.
The objective is to inspire children to pursue a career in hospitality.