...Protecting the Nigerian Child from Sexual Abuse


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Who we are

SMILE & SHINE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION is at the forefront of addressing issues of child sexual abuse in Nigeria. We believe that every child has a right to be safe and protected from sexual abuse and that adequate and appropriate interventions can be given to victims, together with their families.

how we help

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Personal Safety Programs

Smile and Shine Children’s Foundation provides direct services to children through age-appropriate and evidence-based safety training programs conducted in schools, churches, organisations, communities etc

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Post Trauma Support

Our post trauma child counseling sessions convey, in age-appropriate language, that: We are there to listen, we believe their story, they are not alone, they are not to blame for the abuse and should feel no guilt or shame.

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Parenting Coaching

Parenting coaching and education are essential in preventing child sexual abuse. With education and training, most abuse

Get involved

Smile and Shine Children’s Foundation relies heavily on donations to support our intensive therapy programs for kids who have experienced abuse. Your donation will help us keep our doors open.


About the Founder

Dr. Nimi Ekere

Dr Nimi Ekere is a Consultant Family Physician, a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Family Physicians.

Dr Ekere is also a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and a Certified Management Consultant with distinction in Time Management from the London Graduate School.
She is a leading Child Advocate, Author, Speaker, Parenting Enthusiast, Coach and Humanitarian.
Nimi is the founder of Smileandshine Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organisation that is aimed at preventing Child Sexual Abuse, providing the needed help and support, as well as emergency care and treatment with adequate follow up and rehabilitation of victims (children).