The ministry of social development, UNICEF Lesotho, Baylor’s Karabo ea bophelo together with Lesotho’s two mobile companies earlier today re-launched the child help-line with tracking system

The ministry of social development, UNICEF Lesotho, Baylor’s Karabo ea bophelo together with Lesotho’s two mobile companies earlier today re-launched the child help-line with tracking system.

Mr. Thabo Seema from Karabo ea bophelo said it was an honour to be part of this milestone of the relaunching of the child help line. Seema thanked the support of the ministry of social development and other development partners.

Oh behalf of UNICEF Mr. Kimanzi Muthengi said, the statistics of abused children in the country are staggering and covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation. Muthengi however said he hoped the system would help address this problem while the acting minister of social development Mr Keketso Sello thanked the development partners for this system which is being used in other countries such as Rwanda and Kenya. Sello said the helpline has already helped a lot of children to escape abuse.

Children and anyone who spots abuse, can call 116 free of charge to report

 

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