Below is the full description of the achievement of Top ICT Civil Society/NGO of the year award winner, Childline Zimbabwe. The text has been posted here unedited.
Childline Zimbabwe’s core function is to provide children with counselling services via the telephone. This ICT basis forms the foundation on which all awareness raising is conducted. Through promoting the toll-free 116 crisis line, Childline is promoting the use and access to ICT for all children across the country. Childline raises awareness of ICT’s through various means.
Childline has been printing various articles raising awareness of Children’s Rights in the local printed press in various vernacular. Childline undertakes advocacy activities at community level in schools, churches, community halls, etc to raise awareness on the use of ICT’s in breaking the silence on Child Abuse.
All Children in Zimbabwe, with specific focus on counselling services to children who have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused and neglected. These include the most vulnerable children in Zimbabwe, those living with HIV and AIDS, child headed households, those children who are caring for sick relatives, children out of school and not accessing an education, children who have been trafficked, migrant children on the move, incuding unaccompanied minors, children living and working on the streets and children involved in the worst forms of child labour.
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