BCC Lithuania is delighted to be a part of Child line (Vaikų linija) and is proud with the results that our joint efforts brought. During 18th Burns Night BCCL raised 8770€. Half of the amount went to Child line to help with a start of the implementation of a new ‘chat-tool’ for live counselling.
We are happy to share that „Child Line“ is planning to start the chat in November as the new way of getting the emotional support for children and teenagers. With the received support “Child Line” bought the webchat software developed for helplines, made the adaptation to their website, created design and is going to start testing how it works. The psychologists of “Child Line” also prepared the training program for volunteering counselors on effective communication with children and teenagers by chatting online. First group of experienced counselors will finish the training in October.
After launching in November “Child Line” is planning to consult children by chat 3 days a week via 2 lines for 3 hours and later evaluate the results and the need of this channel of emotional support.
It will let children connect one-on-one, in real time with a Child Line counsellor via the web or from a smart-phone. The children and teenagers who prefer to write about their difficulties could receive emotional support without waiting, at the time when they need it most.
BCCL thanks all who support our Annual Fundraising Burns Night Gala Dinner, as it clearly demonstrates that working all together for the good causes we can bring some small but important changes for the children and youth society in Lithuania.
SAVE THE DATE for our upcoming 19th Burns Night in Vilnius to be held on 27th January, 2018 at the Palace of Grand Dukes.