Shine A Light on Child Abuse in Kenya

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Shine A Light on Child Abuse in Kenya
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Shine A Light on Child Abuse in Kenya
Shine A Light on Child Abuse in Kenya
Shine A Light on Child Abuse in Kenya
Shine A Light on Child Abuse in Kenya
Shine A Light on Child Abuse in Kenya
Shine A Light on Child Abuse in Kenya
Shine A Light on Child Abuse in Kenya
Shine A Light on Child Abuse in Kenya

Project Report | Feb 8, 2024
Mobile Therapy Services on Wheels in Nairobi

By Martha Sunda | Executive Director, Childline Kenya

Children attending a therapy session
Children attending a therapy session


Childline Kenya is thrilled to present a comprehensive report on the groundbreaking strides we've made in transforming children's mental health and well-being across Nairobi, thanks to your generous contributions. Our Mobile Therapy Services initiative, launched with the funds raised through the GlobalGiving platform, has been a beacon of hope and healing for many children in need.

The Genesis of Mobile Therapy Services:

In an innovative move to break barriers to mental health access, Childline Kenya embarked on the Mobile Therapy Services project. This initiative aimed to reach children directly in their communities, offering a sanctuary of support and healing. The mobile therapy caravan, a vibrant and welcoming space, has traveled across five key locations in Nairobi, providing a lifeline to those who might otherwise have remained invisible.

Operational Highlights:

Our mobile therapy units, equipped with all the essentials required for effective therapy sessions, have been more than just spaces; they've been havens of safety and understanding. Manned by a dedicated team of qualified child counselors, therapy has been provided both at an individual level and in groups, tailor-making the sessions to the unique needs of each child.

In 2023, our caravan made significant impacts at community centers, schools, and even during major events such as the International Conference for Child Protection. The flexibility of this model allowed us to adapt to various settings, ensuring that no child was left behind.

Impact and Achievements:

The success stories emerging from this initiative are numerous. Children, once burdened by trauma and psychological distress, have found voices of resilience and hope. Parents and guardians, too, have been equipped with the skills to support their children's mental health journey, creating ripple effects of wellbeing in the communities we've served.

A notable highlight was our engagement during the International Conference for Child Protection in November 2023, where the mobile therapy caravan served as a live example of innovative mental health support strategies, garnering interest and praise from international stakeholders.

Looking Ahead:

Buoyed by the success in Nairobi, Childline Kenya is now poised to expand the Mobile Therapy Services to other regions. Our vision is to weave a national tapestry of support, ensuring that children across Kenya have access to the mental health services they so critically need. This expansion is contingent upon the continued support from our partners and donors, for which we remain ever hopeful and grateful.

Our desire is to also incorporate virtual therapy services for children who may not be able to  reach the mobile caravans and also children who may be differently-abled.


Our journey thus far would not have been possible without the unwavering support of the GlobalGiving community. Your belief in our mission has empowered us to turn visions into tangible realities, touching the lives of countless children and their families.


As we look to the future, Childline Kenya remains committed to innovating, expanding, and deepening our impact. Together, with the continued support of GlobalGiving and our global community of donors, we can ensure that mental health support is not just a service but a fundamental right accessible to all children in Kenya.

Thank you for being part of this transformative journey. Together, we are making a difference…one child at a time.

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Childline therapists setting up the therapy space
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Childline Kenya

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @childlinekenya
Project Leader:
Martha Sunda
Nairobi , Nairobi Kenya
$114,111 raised of $250,000 goal
3,161 donations
$135,889 to go
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