Education & Awareness
Our prevention framework uses culturally sensitive and age targeted education programs to increase the awareness and knowledge about child sexual abuse so that children and adults can recognize abuse and know how to respond.
Counselling & Support Services
Our counselling program offers our child-clients and their families support and therapy appropriate to their needs, which are accessed through our in-house counsellors as well as partner mental health professionals.
Justice & Law Enforcement
We support children and their families throughout the investigation and prosecution of a case, by providing information and support on legal rights, the legal process and possible outcomes. We also provide forensic interviewing to help in the investigative process.
The Cece Yara Foundation is a child-centred non-profit organisation to prevent child sexual abuse and provide access to care, information, protection and emergency intervention for children who are sexually abused or at risk, and their family. The Foundation provides the ideal response to children through a 24-hour free child telephone helpline and its child-friendly Child Advocacy Centres based in Lagos and Abuja, which provide professional counselling, medical, legal, shelter, forensic interviewing, and psycho-social support, as well as referral services.
Since 2016, my team and I have committed to preventing abuse, supporting survivors, prioritizing their voices and experiences, helping them heal from the trauma of abuse, and obtaining justice. All for free.
We work to create a culture that supports and empowers through prevention and education programs, improving access to support services, and holding perpetrators accountable. By using evidence-based approaches in our work and collaborating with other organizations and experts in the field we hope to create a future in which every child will access quality mental and physical health care, support, and justice; free from further exploitation.
Thank you for your interest in our work and for stopping by at our page. It is my utmost desire that you would partner with us in our commitment to ensure the safety of every Nigerian child.
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The Safe Kids Directory provides information on all child protection services available to children in Nigeria. It is a one-stop portal to help you find the closest police station, medical centre, court, shelter and mental-health service facility.
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BISI IS THE BOSS
Author: BOLA TINUBU
Bisi has something to say to all children. She wants all children to learn about body safety and asserting their rights. Bisi welcomes us to her home in Nigeria and shows us how children can navigate awkward and unsafe situations. A must-read for every child. All proceeds of the book goes to funding The Cece Yara Child Helpline.
Our Safe Kids Awareness and Prevention program (SKAP) has been designed to be child-friendly, developmentally appropriate.
It provides clear and positive messages about setting boundaries assertively, and is designed to teach children aged 5-18 years how to stay safe.
The Cece Yara Adult Awareness program empowers adults to understand how to prevent and react responsibly to sexual abuse.
The initiative has seen over 1000 adults being trained through virtual and in-person engagements across Lagos and Abuja.
Child Protection for Professionals
The Cece Yara Foundation has built the capacity of over 350 professionals through a participatory and community-based approach to protect children from sexual abuse. At the Foundation, we believe that adults are responsible for the safety of children and that adult should be proactive in protect children from sexual abuse.
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Latest News & Articles
Representing Nigeria at the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) in the United States of America, Ms. Adetutu Ajibodu, the CEO of Cece Yara, took a stand in the fight against gender-based violence.
Have you ever wondered what it is like for someone who has survived abuse? The journey varies from person to person. Some individuals possess remarkable resilience, allowing them to bounce back quickly and move forward with their lives, particularly if the abuse occurred at a young age.
Sexual abuse is not limited to encounters with adults; it can occur between children as well. It doesn’t always involve physical contact either.