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