About Citizens 4 Change

MORE THAN HALF OF EAST AFRICA’S POPULATION

IS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

64%

of these children and youth report experiencing physical violence

22%

of these children and youth report experiencing sexual violence

26%

of these children and youth report experiencing emotional violence

C4C’s SOLUTION AND INNOVATION

Citizens 4 Change (C4C) is a social lab that seeks to understand and resolve the complex social challenge of violence against children by using the “wisdom of the crowd” approach to protect East Africa’s children from physical, sexual and emotional violence and abuse.

Our goal is to spread protective norms in East Africa so that children grow up in safe and inclusive societies.

We aim to protect children from violence and harm by:

CREATING COMMUNITY

CREATING COMMUNITY

Building a crowd of citizen protectors who have the motivation, skills, and networks that enable them to protect children from maltreatment or harm.

DECOLONISING RESEARCH

DECOLONISING RESEARCH

Building an evidence base about the beliefs and actions of a growing mass of child protectors, calculating the social value being generated by the crowd of protectors, and demonstrating what works to prevent and respond to violence against children in East Africa.

USING TECH FOR GOOD

USING TECH FOR GOOD

Developing and deploying a mobile SMS platform that enables us to map, track, communicate with, and mobilise citizens who want to do the right thing.

DEVELOPING THE SOCIAL BUSINESS

DEVELOPING THE SOCIAL BUSINESS

Working towards proof of concept by the end of 2023 so that we are positioned to scale up our activities in the East Africa region.

THEORY OF CHANGE

OUR TARGETS

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

OUR PARTNERS

Our partners are civil society organisations, local government authorities, funders, Tech for Good investors, and corporates. Click here to view our partners. 

Click here to read the 2020 annual report