More than 500 interventions in 4 years — CHILDLINE Kohima
Dimapur, May 28 (EMN): In almost four years, from April 2015 to March 2019, CHILDLINE Kohima has intervened in more than 500 cases in the state’s capital alone, according to the district coordinator of CHILDLINE, Neingutuonuo Kulnu.
CHILDLINE is an outreach service for children in need of care and protection; any person can avail its emergency service by dialling 1098, which remains open 24 hours daily.
Kulnu made this revelation during a meeting of the Kohima District CHILDLINE Advisory Board held at the deputy commissioner’s office on Tuesday, according to a DIPR report.
She informed that those cases were associated with medical care, shelter, restoration, protection from abuse, children in conflict with law, sponsorship, missing child; and parents seeking help, emotional support and guidance.
Kulnu delivered a PowerPoint presentation of ‘CHILDLINE 1098 NIGHT and DAY.’ “The uniqueness of CHILDLINE is that it is an NGO-corporate partnership, which is the largest NGO network and largest child help line in India and is a link between government of India and civil societies,” she added.
It covers children who are called “street children; child addict; abused and mentally ill children; child labourers; children affected by disaster; HIV/AIDS infected children; differently-able children and trafficked children,” she added.
Kulnu highlighted the intervention model of CHILDLINE 1098 and its operational structure.
Also, she informed that CHILDLINE 1098 was first started in Dimapur in 2011 for which the Community Educational Centre Society along with Prodigals Home act as the nodal organisation.
In Kohima, the Nagaland Voluntary Health Association launched the service on June 23, 2015; and the Care and Support Society launched it in Mokokchung on June 1, 2018.