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Introduction

Our consultancy service is a coalition of seven partners – ChildHope and six organisations in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Gambia and Nepal. We have established partnerships with all of these organisations and over the years have developed their capacity and skills to be leaders in the field of child safeguarding in their regions. They will now lead the work of the consultancy in each of their regions. We will all work together to strengthen our global knowledge and perspectives.

Child Protection Alliance, Gambia

The Child Protection Alliance was established in 2001 and is a coalition of over 50 organisations that promote child rights in Gambia. It was formed to create a coordinated approach to promoting and implementing the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. At the time there was little knowledge of child protection issues and the scale of child sexual abuse and youth exploitation were not well understood. The Alliance created the group the Voice of the Young which is as forum for children to engage with the media, politicians and policymakers.

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Elimu Mwangaza, Tanzania

Elimu Mwangaza was established in 2014 and works in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, an area with particularly high incidences of violence against children. It is working to end child abuse and violence and to support girls and boys to access quality education and child protection services. It has set up child rights clubs in primary schools so children have a forum for discussing issues of violence’s including sexual, physical and emotional violence and is also providing training for parents and other
adults in the community.

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Glad’s House, Kenya

Glad’s House was founded in 2006 in response to the lack of services for the most vulnerable children. Glad’s House works in Mombasa with children and young people up to 30 years old, who are deemed ‘too challenging’ by the rest of society. These include those living and working on the streets and on rubbish dumps and those in conflict with the law. Their goal is to ensure that children and young people will not be criminalised for being on the streets and that there will no longer be unlawful round-ups.

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​Pendekezo Letu, Kenya

For over 20 years, Pendekezo Letu has been supporting street children and their families to escape extreme poverty and lead more fulfilling lives away from the streets and slums. They have developed a very successful rehabilitation programme that every year supports 100 girls to get away from the dumpsites and streets and into education. Their parents and siblings receive support too, so that the whole family is strengthened. Pendekezo Letualso runs a justice programme for children who have been unlawfully imprisoned.

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Street Child of Sierra Leone

Street Child of Sierra Leone works in the areas of education, child protection and livelihoods in every district of Sierra Leone. The organisation was founded during the 1990s, working with children directly affected by the country’s civil war including former child soldiers.Since 2008, it has been working with its international partners to expand its child protection and education projects for street children, to build livelihoods programmes, and to improve the standard of education in remote rural areas of the country.

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Voice of Children, Nepal

Voice of Children has been working with children living and working on the streets of Nepal since 2000. They raise awareness of child abuse and provide legal, social and psychological support to children and their families.Voice of Children also works to prevent further increase in the number of street children by working with vulnerable families living in urban areas and slums. These families are offered support to improve their life skills to save their children from ending up on the street.

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NEWS & STORIES

Marjorie's Story

Marjorie's Story

Marjorie was still in primary school when she realised she was pregnant. “I was driven away by my parents for what they referred to as shame in the family"

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Interview with Vicky from Glad's House

Interview with Vicky from Glad's House

ChildHope is proud to be working with Glad’s House, an organisation supporting children and young people who live on the streets of Mombasa, Kenya. Glad’s…

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Tukaram's Story

Tukaram's Story

Tukaram is 13 years old and lives with his grandfather. His father is no longer in contact and his mother has remarried. His grandfather did not have enough…

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Sokhina's Story

Sokhina's Story

16 year-old Sokhina lives in a slum near the Matuail dumping site with her parents. After moving to Dhaka, Sokhina started work as a waste picker.

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Sabina's story

Sabina's story

The recent experiences of 14-year-old Sabina show what a fragile existence many Bangladeshi children endure. Sabina had to drop out of school to find work.

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