NPO promoting children's rights & protecting vulnerable kids
Childline Gauteng has been leading the charge to protect vulnerable children and promote children’s rights for 29 years.
Uplifting & empowering disadvataged children
Childline Gauteng collectively works with other agencies to promote a culture of child rights within the child protection system for children affected by: HIV/Aids, abuse, neglect and abandonment, by developing and empowering communities to provide alternative places of safety and foster care. We work in six of the most impoverished communities in South Africa to fulfill our mission of uplifting and empowering orphans and vulnerable children aged 0 months to 18 years.
We have five main programmes:
- Crisis line
- Community Awareness & Prevention
- Clinical Counselling
- Child Development
- and the Sunlight Safe House for after hours emergency care.
The 24-Hour Toll-Free Helpline
The Helpline facilitates child protection in the form of quality telephone counselling, referrals and support to the children, parents and community members of Gauteng and outlying areas. Our counsellors provide information, support and assistance to often-desperate children and their families.
Social workers and play therapists offer face-to-face counselling to children and their families.
The Community Awareness & Prevention Project (CAPP)
Raising awareness on all children issues at schools, and in communities, for both children and the adults in their lives. This project is aimed at school children of all ages and involves educational talks at various schools. The aim of the project is to empower children by teaching them about their Child Rights, and at the same time, encourage an attitude of responsibility towards their peers and siblings.
Child Development Programme
It consists of a variety of extra-mural and therapeutic interventions, which are designed to ensure the holistic development of children. Junior Leadership, arts and culture, Holiday programmes and the Child light Therapy model are implemented at each Community-Based Office. Every year 75 primary school children undergo a leadership development course. The programme’s overarching aim is to develop young people’s leadership skills in order that they become confident, positive role models in their communities.
Sunlight Safe House
24-hours emergency Safe house for the South African Police or any other Statutory Body to bring children who are in need of emergency care. Currently we also have 125 children in foster care with 54 foster parents at various sites.
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