Our Global Impact
Improving the Quality of Education for Underserved Youth
SOS’ global impact has evolved over time, but always with a focus on improving the quality of education in underserved communities of Latin America, and always working closely with local partners who lead the design, implementation, and long-term sustainability of projects.
During SOS early years, when we were still a student club working at just one campus, we collected student donations and contributed them to third-party organizations supporting education.
As SOS became a nationally registered charity and expanded to new Chapters, we began working directly with global education NGOs in Latin America to fund the development of basic school infrastructure and provide volunteer support through Outreach Trips.
As we celebrated our 10 year anniversary as a national organization, we shifted focus from the construction of education facilities towards the quality of learning happening within classrooms.This included the launch of our Guate Groundswell program and the development of new Culture Connect programs.
In total we’ve provided over $2.5 million to support 235 projects, supporting 20 different community partners across 11 countries. We estimate these projects will support a total of more than 150,000 students throughout their lifecycle.
Access to Education
102 Projects for Classroom Constructions
Nutrition and Wellbeing
69 Projects like School Gardens and Kitchens
41 Projects like Libraries and Labs
23 Projects like Playgrounds and Sports Courts
See Stories from our previous projects
Niños de Guatemala
Semillas de Innovacion y Desarollo Sostenable
Brisas de San Luis