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Partner with the only Child Helpline in Kenya to SHINE A LIGHT on child abuse

 The Problem

  • Every day more than 800 children and concerned adults call the Helpline 116 to report abuse and/or receive counseling.
  • More than 2.6 million Kenyan children have been supported through the helpline since its inception in 2006
  • A review of data collected through Helpline 116 reveals that 90% of abusers are people well known to the children….people they trust including family members, teachers, religious leaders, neighbors and domestic workers.
  • A majority of Kenyans do not know the extent of child abuse in the country, or what to do in the instances it happens.
  • Childline would like to change this situation.

The Solution

Childline Kenya has therefore partnered with the Yetu Initiative, a project of the Aga Khan Foundation in partnership with USAID, to launch a campaign dubbed “Shine A Light ... because abuse isn’t obvious”. It aims to:

  • Identify and educate Kenyans on the forms of abuse that may not always be obvious to society.
  • Invoke the social consciousness of Kenyans and driving conversations about child protection and how each individual can help an abused child
  • Create awareness of Childline Kenya & the services we provide in support of children in need.
  • Invite the Kenyan public to help Childline Kenya “Shine A Light” on child abuse by donating to support the Helpline 116and shine a light to expose child abuse

Shine A Light is a call to arms for Kenyans to rally together to fight child abuse and to be a ray of hope to those in need.

News

STATE OF THE KENYAN CHILD AS REPORTED BY CHILDLINE KENYA

08-May-17 14:26

View our data on the state of Kenyan Child

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CHALLENGES FACED BY CHILDLINE KENYA IN 2016 WHILE PROVIDING SERVICES TO CHILDREN

08-May-17 14:41

A very high demand for the helpline service versus a low capacity of the helpline call centre to respond. In 2016, a total of 938,909 attempts were made to reach the helpline but only 43% of these were responded to.

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THE CHILD HELPLINE TURNS 10 YEARS!

08-May-17 14:43

In November 2006, the Helpline received its first call. 10 years later, the Childline Kenya staff commemorated this anniversary with a festival dubbed “Tumekuwa - Tamasha la Utamaduni, Michezo na Ulinzi Kwa Watoto”.

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SHINE A LIGHT CAMPAIGN

08-May-17 14:55

For the past 10 years, Childline Kenya has been providing access to rescue, counseling, safe shelter, medical care, legal support and reintegration to children in need. Through the helpline 116, we provide a service aimed at providing a voice for the Kenyan Child.

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