Strengthening HIV/AIDS Responses in Prevention and Protection (SHARPP)

LifeLine/ChildLine Namibia and USAID have set-up a counseling center in Windhoek, Namibia to tackle abuse against children and gender-based violence. The first national toll-free Child Helpline supported by local telecom companies will also be part of this project.

National Toll-Free Child Helpline in Namibia

LifeLine/ChildLine is a key implementing partner of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and receives funding support from the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through USAID. LifeLine/ChildLine’s pioneering work to improve the lives of Namibia’s children paved the way for the first ever national toll-free Child Helpline, 116. The services provided at the new center form part of a protection program supported by USAID which aims to create a safety net for children that have been abused or are in danger of being violated. The center will provide face-to-face counseling services for adults and children, and will also host a new sexual and reproductive health information system which young people can access anonymously (supported by the US Embassy and the Peace Corps). Outreach for school interventions on topics such as suicide will also be conducted. Soon, an online chat and counseling service will be added to the new facility.

Partners

  • Fondo Esperanza

    Investment & Finance
    Dominican Republic | Staff size: 251-500

    Fondo Esperanza traces its roots back to 1966 when the Fundación Ayuda y Esperanza, an organization affiliated with the Hogar de Cristo network, was created to provide services to the...

  • FNB Foundation, Namibia

    Foundation
    Namibia | Staff size: Unknown

    FNB Namibia Ltd. provides a full range of banking services to individuals, while our Business and Corporate Divisions offer services and solutions that meet the needs of enterprises - both large...

  • LifeLine/ChildLine Namibia

    Implementing NGO
    Namibia | Staff size: 6-25

    LifeLine/ChildLine (LL/CL) Namibia has been in existence for 30 years and has a proven track record as the main counselling and counselling training service provider in the country.

    In...

  • leo

    Service Providers
    Namibia | Staff size: 6-25

    Leo (formerly Cell One) is a mobile telecommunications company in Namibia providing cellular access. established in 2007, it is currently the second largest mobile operator in...

  • Mobile Telecommunications Company Ltd.

    Service Providers
    Namibia | Staff size: Unknown

    Established in 1995, Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) is a mobile telecommunications company in Namibia providing cellular access. It is currently the largest mobile operator in Namibia...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

    Funding Agencies
    Tajikistan | Staff size: 10,000+

    UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's...

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Key Information

LocationSouthern Africa, Namibia
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2010
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