Whilst Ebola may be over, the devastation continues. More than 8000 children have been orphaned. Without parental care, they are especially vulnerable to abuse and harm. Many are stigmatised and unable to access the love and support they need. There has been a huge rise in sexual violence; child rape has reached epidemic proportions and gang rapes of very young girls have become alarmingly common. There has been a 400% increase in the number of teenage pregnancies. Those who survived the disease are now facing side effects including loss of hearing, sight and mobility problems.
Pikin to Pikin Tok (which means Child to Child in the local language Krio) is a lifeline for these children. Recorded and presented by the children themselves, they identify and share vital, life-saving health messages and news, including how to keep safe from sexual violence. They are able to give each other support at a time when many have no one else to turn to.
Please donate. We urgently need more money for this ground breaking project.
To make a regular donation please download our Regular Giving Form and send it back to us, at:
Child to Child
UCL Institute of Education
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