SOS stands for 'Save for soul'. It is the voice of the disabled, helpless, orphans and homeless children. After the Second World War in Europe, there were thousands of orphans. Dr. Herman Geminer, a professor of Austria, opened children's village in Austria in 1949 where they could live in a family with a mother. Several such groups would from a village. According to recent data of 2002, SOS villages are established in 131 countries of the world. The members of villages have reached 1540 in 2000. More than 650000 people and organization have been donating fund to run these children's villages. SOS children village have now established a total of 15667 facilities of different categories. After the death of Dr. Hermann Geminer, Mr. Helmut Kuttin has taken over the change of chairmanship of SOS organization.SOS children's village was established for the first in Nepal in 1973 at Sano Thimi Bhaktapur. The SOS organization in Nepal celebrated its silver jubilee in 1988. At present there are 8 SOS villages in Nepal. There are children villagers in Sano Thimi, Jorpati, Pokhara, Surkhet, Itahari, Chitwan, Banepa and youth villages at Koteshwor, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nepalgunj and Biratnagar programmes like vocational training, ceramic training, mother retirement homes, social centres for mothers and children etc are run in these villages. More recently, SOS National training center has also been established in Banepa for providing training to mothers and teachers.