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Childline Zimbabwe operates a Freephone 116 to listen, comfort and counsel children 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year via landlines and cell phones by all service providers in Zimbabwe. The Freephone is supported by Drop-In Centres in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Gweru, Kwekwe, Mutasa, Mtoko, Chipinge, Chiredzi, Zhombe, Silobela and Tsholotsho where volunteers provide face-to-face counselling. Cases received on the Freephone are followed-up with home visits made by a Childline Social Worker accompanied by a probation Officer from the Department of Social Services. Children can also contact Childline via their Facebook Page.

They are always looking for volunteers to help in their fundraising activities, and in fact they would welcome individuals to come up with a fundraising idea or any other idea which would add value to their services. All sorts of creativity and professional services will do!!! Forms are available at their offices for those who would like to be Childline Volunteers.

Friends of Childline are currently giving a face lift to their garden at the head office Drop-In Centre at 31 Frank Johnson Avenue in Eastlea to make it more Child Friendly. They are appealing for both perennial plants and other flower plants herbs etc to compliment their efforts. Please kindly send an email to director@childline.org.zw for these or any donations like children’s clothing, toys, blankets etc. You are most welcome to come to their offices to drop them off and they will be happy to give you a tour of their Drop-In Centre.

One of their biggest dreams is of an evergreen children’s ‘playground’ which requires the drilling of a borehole at their premises because of the common water shortages. Childline is nevertheless ever so thankful to the generosity of the Zimbabwean community for your unwavering support in assisting them in helping the needy children that they serve and all other children in Zimbabwe.