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Woman’s Breakfast – 2018

In celebration of National Woman’s Day Childline KZN is hosting our first Woman’s Day Breakfast on the 7 August 2018 at The Oyster Box.

Being advocates for children and woman we saw this as a perfect opportunity to celebrate woman. It is an opportunity for us to celebrate ourselves and our female mentors as well as help raise much needed funds for our organisation.  These funds will go towards us mentoring and helping our young girls one day become strong independent woman. We hope to see you there supporting Childline KZN.

For more information contact us

Child Protection Month

In conjunction with Child protection week The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), ECPAT International and other stakeholders came together with an Africa conference on Child protection in Travel and tourism. Our organisational manager at Childline KZN (Adeshini Naicker) was ever so lucky to be chosen to attend this conference.

This event that took place inquired into actions for the implementation of the Recommendations of the Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT). There are five various intervention areas that the recommendations fall under:

  1. Awareness raising
  2. Prevention
  3. Reporting
  4. Ending impunity
  5. Access to justice and care
  6. Recovery

All of the above is in relation to the child protection and sustainable tourism. This was conducted by an extreme level of people and accurate studies was obtained from every region as well as seven countries, these were not the only inputs for the event it was also the experts and children that contributed and played an important role. This event was to ensure that this crime needs to be eradicated from the society, everyone needs to play a role and take part in order to protect children from being sexually exploited in travel and tourism sectors.

The objectives of this conference were to enlighten each individual about the exploitation of children in these known sectors, there were many discourses that from inspirational people who are experts in the field of sexual exploitation.

Childline KZN honors past and present donors

On the 7 March 2018 Childline KZN honored past and present donors by inviting them to afternoon tea. The guests were given highlights of what our organization does as well as shown video clips of footage of our work. It was an entirely pleasant afternoon with our guests walking away well informed and highly motivated to continue assisting us in our fight against the scourge of abuse against our children.

We Care Campaign

A year ago Childline KZN started the “We Care” campaign. This was our way of “sharing our slice”. As an NPO we have been for the past year distributing 25 loaves of bread per week to two CYCCs in the Durban area. This year we are hoping to extend this service to include other much needed items and an occasional spoil.

We invite corporates to partner with us in this fulfilling drive. For more information call us on 031 312 0904. This year to commence valentine’s day we decided to show our love by spoiling the kids at Westgate Community Creche with homemade cupcakes which were sponsored by Geeths Creations…

Parents Found Guilty Of Murder

Childine KZN applauds the justice system on the guilty conviction of Louisa and Kobus Koekemoer. The biological mother and stepfather were found guilty of the murder of Poppie van de Merwe (3). Poppie and her 5 year old brother were severely abused over a period of 8 months. When angelic looking Poppy arrived at the hospital, her tiny body was riddled with bruises. Several members of the community as well as her day care teacher noticed the injuries, however the police were never contacted. Each of these people stated that they believed social services were handling the case. Although there is victory in the guilty conviction it is a sad realisation that had any individual taken action, Poppie would still be alive. We at Childline KZN appeal to the public to act as advocates for our children, to be a voice for them. Do not look away, help reduce the increasing statistics of abuse against our children.

Employee of The Month

It is a delight to present this month’s employee of the month Ms Hlonipha Dlayiya from our Inanda sub offices who working as social worker and also willing to go the extra mile for our kids and the organisation . Well done!

16 Days of Activism

For many children a teddy bear is more just a toy. It’s a soft, source of comfort, a confidant, bringing comfort to a child who is lonely or hurting in some way.

Childline KZN has seen how much comfort teddy bears bring to a child no matter what the type of trauma, be it neglect, abuse or abandonment. These furry toys help in making the child happy, more fulfilled and better able to cope with their challenges. A teddy bear will be a constant in a child’s life, something to take away with them, something to make them feel less lonely, and something to call their own.

To commemorate 16 Days of Activism, Childline KZN aims to hand out as many teddy bears as possible to all of our clients as well as to any children we deem in need of a friend. We are calling on the public help us provide as many “friends” as possible by donating a new teddy bear to us.

These teddy bears can be dropped off at our offices at 123 Percy Osborne Road, Morningside. These will in turn be handed out to every child that walks through our door and we are positive that it’s going to add some cheer and comfort to our kids through their difficulties as well as through the festive season. For more information please call our offices on 031 3120904 or email operationsmanager@childlinekzn.org.za

Lets help heal the world……..one child at a time

For many children a teddy bear is more just a toy. It’s a soft, source of comfort, a confidant, bringing comfort to a child who is lonely or hurting in some way.

Childline KZN has seen how much comfort teddy bears bring to a child no matter what the type of trauma, be it neglect, abuse or abandonment. These furry toys help in making the child happy, more fulfilled and better able to cope with their challenges. A teddy bear will be a constant in a child’s life, something to take away with them, something to make them feel less lonely, and something to call their own.

To commemorate 16 Days of Activism, Childline KZN aims to hand out as many teddy bears as possible to all of our clients as well as to any children we deem in need of a friend. We are calling on the public help us provide as many “friends” as possible by donating a new teddy bear to us.

These teddy bears can be dropped off at our offices at 123 Percy Osborne Road, Morningside. These will in turn be handed out to every child that walks through our door and we are positive that it’s going to add some cheer and comfort to our kids through their difficulties as well as through the festive season. For more information please call our offices on 031 3120904 or email operationsmanager@childlinekzn.org.za

Lets help heal the world……..one child at a time

Childline KZN’s Crisis Line Centre receives R4 million from Sibaya Community Trust

For the past five years, Sibaya Community Trust has been the sole donor for Childline KZN’s Crisis Line. In addition to generous donations, the Trust also funded the renovation of Childline KZN’s Crisis Line Centre to the value of nearly half a million rand.

Sibaya Community Trust has once again stepped in to help Childline KZN’s Crisis Line Centre for the next 5 years by donating a further R4 million to the Crisis Line.

In recognition of Sibaya Community Trust’s and their trustees (Tristan Kaatze, Vivian Reddy and Judge Vuka Tshabalala) generosity, the trustees unveiled a plaque which is in the Trust’s honour. The unveiling ceremony also marked the celebration of the renovated Childline KZN’s Crisis Line Centre.

The event took place on 18 August 2017 at Childline KZN’s offices in Morningside.

Childline KZN Operations Manager, Adeshini Naicker said, “Childline KZN reinforces that the fight against child abuse is a shared responsibility, which requires every person to take action. Sibaya Community Trust’s huge support has helped change thousands of lives.

“We thank Sibaya Community Trust for their generosity and for enabling Childline KZN to provide support to young, vulnerable children who are in crisis. Our Crisis Line Centre will continue to allow children and concerned individuals to have access to free, confidential, anonymous, non-judgmental support and information. There are thousands of abused children as our 24-hour Crisis line service, receives up to 250,000 calls a year”.