‘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 the Internet Watch Foundation hotline we remove child abuse images through an online portal.
We also run an SMS portal sharing information on issues around children and parenting, especially nutrition (Child and Maternal Nutrition), etc. Follow us @SemaTanzania on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where we share our experiences in the areas of parenting through our flagship hashtag #Malezi. #Malezi also posts articles, tweets, videos and text tips on our social media platforms on matters concerning children, parenting skills and children social services in Tanzania and beyond.
Through our #116Stories we share our experiences through impactful stories of children we have helped. Some of the stories we share are about our daily learning of managing a sustainable organization, our experience in obtaining and running formal agreements and MoUs with multiple government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and our #Malezi researches and findings. Through Children Opinion Letters and the Child Helpline, we provide evidence to strengthen response – when abuse happens, cases are properly referred to bring the perpetrators to justice and ensure the child is safe.