SOS Children's Villages in Sri Lanka
Various locations, Sri Lanka
A project designed for orphans and destitute children, consisting of ten to twenty single-storey housing blocks characterized by overhanging roofs, covered verandas, and courtyards all arranged around a central green space. The village includes a community hall, offices, and residences for outside volunteers, and is run daily by a nurse, handyman, and village director. Educational and social centers are provided to help ease the village's integration into the surrounding neighborhoods. Primary building materials were granite, sakka (soft yellow stone), laterite, and sun-dried earth.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

See also:

Official Website of SOS-Kinderdorf International. http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/. [Accessed January 17, 2007]
Location
Various locations, Sri Lanka
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Associated Names
Events
1995
Variant Names
SOS Children's Villages in Sri Lanka
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SOS Children's Village at Piliyandala and SOS Children's Village at Galle
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SOS Children's Village at Anuradhapura
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SOS Children's Village at Nuwara-Eliya (Nuwera Eliya)
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Building Usages
orphanage
social welfare