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Safer, Healthier, More Resilient Children, Families and Communities
Safer, Healthier, More Resilient Children, Families and Communities

Safe Schools & Communities

Focus on Safer Schools 

LifeLine/ChildLine will continue to work in schools to advocate and support the development of school safety plans and activities:

  • Advocacy and information sessions involving learners, teachers, school boards and community leaders with a focus on children’s rights and responsibilities, the links between child protection and gender and how to promote the changing of harmful norms relating to children
  • Facilitating the development of school based plans and activities which foster peer support and help-seeking, greater gender equity in schools, reduction of bullying and teacher/learner relationships and on suicide prevention
  • School-based counselling and promotion of 116 HelpLine for children.
  • Promotion of Uitani Radio
  • Interventions in schools after e.g. abuse, suicide have taken place
  • Continue with the Feeling Yes, Feeling No programme at primary school level (grades 2-7) to share information on transmission, prevention and care of HIV/Aids infected and affected learners, as well as their affected rights.
  • Encourage disclosure of known HIV status for linkage to relevant services (i.e. health, psychosocial support).
  • Facilitate establishment of supportive kids clubs for infected/affected learners.

Focus on Safer Communities

  • Set up regional community-based action committees to advocate and support development of community safety plans and prevention activities in action.
  • Facilitating the development of community- based plans and activities which foster support and help-seeking, greater gender equity, reduction of harmful gender and social norms
  • Drop-in counselling at community counselling points