Keeping Children safe

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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.



In the News

  • Nairobi has most cases of reported child abuse, study shows

    More than 33,929 cases of child abuse have been reported in the last 10 years, Child Protection Report (2006-2016) shows.


  • Abuse, neglect batter lives of Kenyan children

    For a month, the neighbours begged Pascal’s older siblings to take their ailing three-year-old brother to the hospital, to no avail. By the time the children’s department stepped in to rescue the unconscious child, his body had been ravaged by HIV, malnutrition and tuberculosis.


  • Child line Kenya officially launches campaign to end vice

    Residents of Dandora in Nairobi county yesterday came to the rescue of an 11 year old boy who was allegedly being physically abused by his mother, for having poor handwriting. However as Jasmine Wambui reports, there is hope that such cases will be a thing of the past after child-line Kenya today officially launched a campaign to end child abuse .


  • Nearly 800 children abused in first half of 2016, data shows

    Nearly 800 children were abused in Kenya in the first half of 2016, according to the latest data. The child welfare organisation Childline Kenya says that three of four abuse cases could cause irreversible physiological and mental damage to the children. The abuses were sexual and physical and of neglect.


  • Child Abuse in Kenya and Why Childline is the Only Savior

    Child abuse involves all forms of physical or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power.


  • Child Negligence Top Among Cases of Child Abuse Cases in Kenya

    If you want to know what it’s like to survive hell and still come out shining brighter than the sun, just look into the eyes of a child who has survived intense damage and refused to allow it to destroy their softness.


  • Ebru Tv Partners With Childline Kenya

    Ebru Tv has made a one year agreement with Childline Kenya organization in efforts to curb child abuse. Any case of child abuse to be reported by dialing 116.



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