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About Us

We Create a Safe Space for Every Child.

C-Sema is a not-for-profit organisation established to promote and protect children’s rights in Tanzania. Consequently, C-Sema wants to see a Tanzania where the rights of every child are realised.

C-Sema’s core strategic programme is the National Child Helpline, a lifeline that connects us with thousands of individuals daily. With over 5,000 contacts pouring in every day, this vital service is the cornerstone of our commitment to child welfare.

Our professional team is available 24 hours a day, ready to provide expert guidance and support in various critical areas. From child protection to maternal and child nutrition, from addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) to nurturing mental health, and from imparting sexual reproductive health knowledge to early childhood education (ECD), the National Child Helpline is a beacon of hope and assistance.


C-Sema operates the National Child Helpline as a public service through a formal government agreement established in 2013. This collaboration ensures that all calls received are expertly managed and seamlessly referred to the appropriate government department, fostering efficient support for callers.


With every call answered, we take a step closer to building a safer, healthier, and more inclusive world for children and families. Join us in our mission as we continue to stand by those who need us, day and night.

Read our 2022 Annual Report here

Our Story

Our story begins in the nurturing environment of an elementary school, where the laughter and chatter of children aged 3 to 12 filled the air. It didn't take long for us to realize that these little souls were not just children; they were full-fledged individuals with thoughts, emotions, and dreams waiting to be heard.


C-Sema embarked on a mission to provide these young voices with platforms for expression, free from the shackles of fear or intimidation. We recognized that by empowering children to speak their minds, we were paving the way for adults to listen, understand, and respond. This, in turn, would create a nurturing and supportive environment where young minds could flourish and reach their full potential.

What began as a humble initiative within the confines of a school soon blossomed into a nationwide movement. Today, C-Sema stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to amplifying the voices of the youth across our great nation. Join us on this extraordinary journey as we continue to champion the cause of children's rights, one voice at a time.

Meet the Team

Where we work


Child Helpline & Mental Health Awareness 

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Mfanyakazi Project

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