Welcome to Lifeline Oshikango - Ohangwena Region
Established in 2001, North Central has its regional office in Oshikango. The NC team consists of a diverse and dynamic staff and community-based facilitators and volunteers. LifeLine/ChildLine Namibia’s North Central office enjoys strong community support and has built valuable relationships with the communities we serve – those in Oshana region as well as Ohangwena region.
Our activities are diverse and include counselling and HIV/AIDS testing services, working with children in and out of school, families and adults in the communities; raising awareness on issues that they are facing and social behavior change. Our main focus is providing psycho-social support to the communities we serve. We address issues such as suicide, relationship problems, substance abuse, supporting people living with HIV, depression, bullying, teenage pregnancy, marital discord, early marriages, child abuse, gender-based violence to name a few. All our staff and volunteers are trained in Personal Growth and Basic Counselling skills.
We give training on Positive Parenting skills to help parents and caregivers be able to listen and communicate better with their children. We educate children and parents in communities on harmful gender norms to alleviate harmful gender and cultural practices.
LifeLine/ChildLine Namibia’s North Central office has strong collaborations with other stakeholders in the region, who together have made a big impact on social behavior change. We work with the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Ministry of Safety and Security through the GBVP units, Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Ministry of Regional, Local Government and Housing, and Ministry of Health and Social Services. We also work with varying NGO’s, FBO’s and CBO’s such as TCE, Oonte OVC, SOS Children’s Village, Project HOPE, Kayac, Catholic AIDS Action, Tonata and Positive Vibes to name a few. We work closely with the local headmen or community leaders to gain entry into the various communities.
LifeLine/ChildLine Namibia’s North Central office values our clients and are dedicated and motivated to deliver the best possible quality service to our communities.