SOS Hermann Gmeiner Primary Schools

In Benin, each site of SOS Children's Villages has an  Herman Gmeiner Primary School.

In these schools, children are enrolled without discrimination and have the chance to follow the official curriculum until the end of the school year. All the teachers are qualified and produce satisfactory results.

The advantages of our primary schools are as follows:
  • Child participation and detailed implementation of child rights,
  •  Infrastructure of quality,
  • Developed Teaching materials,
  • Computer Education and English lessons in all classes,
  • Effective integration of local socio-cultural items in the education of learners,
  • Scholarships are offered to children from very poor background,
  • The SOS Herman Gmeiner primary schools have at least one laureate for the upper quality secondary schools in the country (military academy, military school for girls, technical schools).


Our programmes in Abomey-Calavi, Dassa-Zoumé and Natitingou in Benin enable us to fulfil the rights of thousands of children. SOS Children’s Villages Benin is a member of Children's Villages International, operational in 133 countries and territories.