Yippee! TGIF! Welcome to the last session in the #BackToSchoolSeries September Edition on #ListenUpNG Our guests have been awesome!
#ListenUpNG From my session, @Yomitheprof ‘s, @educhildes ‘s, and to @RonkePosh ‘s, you are sure to be inspired and motivated to do something differently
Not only that, these sessions will bring about a paradigm shift in the way you see and think about your kids & their Education #ListenUpNG #Back To School
To read these past sessions on #ListenUpNG , visit www.kemiodutayo.com/blog and you can #ReadRestRelaxAbdReflect on them this weekend
Today on #ListenUpNG , I have the rare privilege of hosting @TaiwoAkinlami aka The Preacher. He will be rounding up this month’s #ListenUpNG #BackToSchool Series
#ListenUpNG With the spike in the rate of kidnapping of students from their boarding houses, there is a need to know more about CHILD PROTECTION!
#ListenUpNG The memories of kidnap of the #ChibokGirls #schoolboys and the request to #BringBackOurGirls is still a painful reality we are still battling with
#ListenUpNG @TaiwoAkinlami is a LIFETIME PERSONAL AND CORPORATE CHANGE PILGRIM, SELF-MOTIVATED Social Worker and Social Empowerment Advocate
#ListenUpNG He @taiwoakinlami has witnessed definite transformation from the seemingly insurmountable impacts of gross childhood abuses.
#ListenUpNG He is the Principal of Taiwo Akinlami INSPIRES Limited and pursues with single-minded passion and tenacious commitment, his vision.
#ListenUpNG He @taiwoakinlami believes that in matters of child protection, enlightenment is superior enforcement.
#ListenUpNG Hee has therefore, dedicated most of his efforts to enlightening children and stakeholders in their lives in matters relating to child protection and development.
#ListenUpNG @TaiwoAkinlami, a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, is also the Secretary-General of Child Protection Network, Lagos State
#ListenUpNG CPN is an initiative of UNICEF and in the last 8 years, @TaiwoAkinlami has been a consultant, facilitator, resource person…
…contents provider and researcher for UNICEF and its programs on the implementation of the Child’s Rights Act, 2003 and Child Protection. #ListenUpNG @taiwoakinlami
Join me as I welcome this resourceful and impactful special guest @taiwoakinlami on board #ListenUpNG to round up the #Back To School September Edition
#ListenUpNG @taiwoakinlami Welcome! Over!
1. @KemiOdutayo Thank you for having me on this platform. #listenUpNG
[email protected] Enough of leaving the protection of our precious children to CHANCE…#listenUpNG
[email protected] As schs resume ve u askd if ur children’s sch ve a Child Protectn Policy on whch every member of Staff is traind? #listenUpNG
[email protected] or should I ask you, does your children’s school have a Child Protection Policy? #listenUpNG
[email protected] The Protection of our children in schools is only guaranteed by the existence of a Child Protection System (CPS) #listenUpNG
[email protected] This system is codified into a policy on which every single member of staff is trained #listenUpNG
[email protected] Thereby challenging their Dominant Value System to align with THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD. #listenUpNG
[email protected] The protection of the most precious entity in our lives, our children must not be left to CHANCE….#listenUpNG
9. @kemiOdutayo If we cannot answer my question in the affirmative there is need to be concerned #listenUpNG
10. @kemiOdutayo It means we not be able to say in clear terms that our precious children are safe #listenUpNG
11. @kemiOdutayo Are our children Safe under the custody of the secondary caregivers we have registered them with as schools…#listenUpNG
[email protected] The question to ask as schools resume is not if our precious children are safe in schools… #listenUpNG
14. @kemiOdutayo The real question is wht professional&globally-tested measure our children’s sch put in place 2protect children…#listenUpNG
[email protected] The standard is higher in Lagos State where there is a 2016 Executive Order of government on Child Protection #listenUpNG
[email protected] Executive Order provides dt it shall be MANDATORY 4all Child-Centred Institutns2adopt Child Protection Policy: #listenUpNG
[email protected] The Child Protection Policy is to ensure that the rights of children are safeguarded.’ #listenUpNG
19. @kemiOdutayo The number one responsibility of a school is not to teach but to protect the child. #listenUpNG
[email protected] This is true because research has shown that any form of abuse to children is a huge threat to learning. #listenUpNG
21. @kemiOdutayo There4 the number 1 threat 2all the huge investment we make in the education of our precious children is abuse #listenUpNG
22. @kemiOdutayo Therefore the number 1 threat 2all the huge investment we make in the educatn of our precious children is abuse #listenUpNG
23. @kemiOdutayo If the foregoing is so, it therefore means that protection of our precious children must be of mutual priority #listenUpNG
[email protected] Schools invest in what they consider important and inevitable to the well-being of the children under their care #listenUpNG
25. @kemiOdutayo As important as Child Protection is, it attracts little or no budget from most schools. #listenUpNG
26. @kemiOdutayo our experience reveal most sch leave the most important matter of child protection to total chance&blind hope #listenUpNG
[email protected] May God grant us all wisdoms to provide Protectn4our precious children knowing that Enlightenment is key, WHY? #listenUpNG
28. @kemiOdutayo Enlightenment is Superior to Enforcement™ #listenUpNG
29. @kemiOdutayo Enlightenment is the tested key to protection through prevention…#listenUpNG
30. @kemiOdutayo Prevention is said to be better than cure. Why? #listenUpNG
31. @kemiOdutayo The impact of any form of abuse on our precious children is eternal, except there is divine intervention. #listenUpNG
32. @kemiOdutayo Parents who register their children in sch must become the Social Police of the Protectn of their precious children…Why?
33. @kemiOdutayo once children are not safe or the system is not professionally fortified learning cannot go on QED #listenUpNG
34. @kemiOdutayo A school has no VISION and MISSION to keep faith with, when it has not invested in a System of Protection… #listenUpNG
35. @kemiOdutayo There is a difference between ACTS OF PROTECTION and SYSTEM OF PROTECTION. #listenUpNG
36. @kemiOdutayo ACTS OF PROTECTION is scattered, sporadic&uncoordinated actions toward the protection of our precious children #listenUpNG
37. @kemiOdutayo ACTS OF PROTECTION lack the requisite grit to provide adequate protection for our precious children #listenUpNG
38. @kemiOdutayo SYSTEM OF PROTECTION when professionally established is holistic in providing protection #listenUpNG
39. @kemiOdutayo SYSTEM OF PROTECTION conforms with Global trends when it comes2the fortified protectn of our precious children #listenUpNG
40. @kemiOdutayo In system of protection, you Think the FAMILY…Think the CHILD…Think TODAY…Think the FUTURE™ #listenUpNG
41. @kemiOdutayo to think the child means you take actual notice and not mental notice #listenUpNG
42. @kemiOdutayo mental notice is knowing that there is a child around, likened to act of protection #listenUpNG
43. @kemiOdutayo actual notice is recognizing the needs and threats to a child #listenUpNG
44. @kemiOdutayo actual notice entails making adequate preparation to meet the needs of a child before they arise #listenUpNG
45. @kemiOdutayo actual notice entails mitigating the threats to a child well before they arise #listenUpNG
46. @kemiOdutayo to take actual notice is to have a system of protection in place on child protection #listenUpNG
48. @kemiOdutayo 2take actual notice is to recognize that in matter of child protectn is integral to the developmnt of dt child #listenUpNG
49. @kemiOdutayo May our precious children be kept from all evils,noting dt d greatest evil resides in the details we neglect #listenUpNG
50. @kemiOdutayo Kindly DM me if u believe we should take this discussion further,as parents or sch leaders. Thank you for having me #listenUpNG