December 13, 2017
116 stories

Ben calls 116 to get help back to school

A boy named Ben called #116 from Sumbawanga Rural. He reported that, after he was done with primary school, he went back home to his family but his stepfather was not pleased to have him back. Ben’s stepfather would abuse him because he was visually impaired and could not help in most chores like the other children.   Ben had […]
December 13, 2017

C-Sema Digital Profile

‘SEMA’ is Kiswahili for ‘SPEAK’ ~ we use technology to provide children with platforms where their voices are heard.   We run the National Child Helpline – in collaboration with Government of Tanzania – a toll-free telephone service (116) that responds to children needs in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. We voice their concerns to GOVERNMENT. With Internet Watch Foundation hotline […]
November 29, 2017

Guest post by KIIYA JK – ICT4SI Network Lead for East Africa

Prior to this year’s ICT 4 Social Innovation Conference #ICT4SI17, our main funder SPIDER hosted a two day training for Network Leads across Africa, Asia and Latin America (#PENTHIO ) to enable Network leads to improve on how they manage networks that focus on Sustainable Development. The workshop took place in Abuja, Nigeria on 23rd-24th November 2017. This was closely […]
November 17, 2017

RAPE on this week #116Stories…

On 17th July 2017 at 10:28, a devastated mother called the Helpline #116 from Chimala, Mbarali. She reported that her daughter, Mary, who was only 11, had been raped four times by a 66 year-old man. A Helpline counselor took her through all the steps she had to take to ensure her daughter received justice. Mary was taken to a […]