Hargeisa Orphanage Centre (HOC):
Is the only National Institution in Somaliland caring for the unaccompanied children and represents as such a model for the care of destitute children. The care for unaccompanied children goes back to 1954 when SCF/UK opened a centre in Hargeisa.
Hargeisa Orphanage Centre (HOC) is a government welfare institution that provides care to children who were orphaned or abandoned or whose parents were temporarily unable to care for them because of illness or poverty. HOC focus on education, health, housing, recreation and vocational training for orphaned children, while promoting their capability to gain access to social integration opportunities.