Calling Your Attention to The United Nations Alarm:
I will like to call your attention as a custodian to the report of a recent survey conducted by the United Nations on the state of the world children. The survey sadly reveals that never in the history of our world has the children been under the kind of siege and abuse they are today. The United Nations Survey exposes a shocking picture of physical, emotional, sexual abuses, neglect and mistreatment of children in countries in every corner of the world. The survey declares, ‘while abuse may be at its worst in the developing world, no country is guiltless.’
It is also a major and disturbing trend in Child Protection, the world over today that children are being mostly and are likely to be mostly abused and molested those, who are closest to them and by those who claim to protect them, including primary care givers like parents/guardians and secondary care givers like nannies, teachers and others and not by strangers as most of us erroneously believe.
‘International conventions on human rights for children have flatly failed to guarantee protections for the most vulnerable members of society,’ reveals the United Nations Survey
The Big Question
Why has the celebrated national and international legal framework failed woefully to protect our children from abuse?
Our Informed Answer
Having been in the forefront of Child Protection through the instrumentality of the law in the last 16 years and working with UNICEF in the last 8 years, we have come to the irresistible conclusion that the law as an independent tool of child protection is as powerless as a paper tiger. Therefore, for the law to make sense, it must be mixed with enlightenment. It is our informed position that Enlightenment is Superior to Enforcement™ of the laws relating to children and their rights. The strength of enlightenment is that it leads to prevention of child abuse. ‘Prevention is better than cure.’
Enlightenment is not an end in itself. It is a means to an end. The goal of enlightenment is Child Protection Social Policing™. Child Protection Social Policing™ happens where every primary and secondary custodian within the four (4) institutions (Family, Community, State and International Community) responsible for the protection of the child are equipped with Knowledge (what to do), Skills (how to do it) and Attitude( wisdom and inner strength) to professionally and effectively prevent abuse against children.
The United Nations recently supported our position that Enlightenment is Superior to Enforcement™ as it submits, ‘responding to child abuse cases is four times expensive as child protection and protecting children against violence and abuse aims at saving cost of families, communities and ultimately the state.’
A Voice Against Child Abuse
The impact of child abuse is eternal except there is divine intervention. Therefore child abuse must be prevented by all noble means possible. For our children to become responsible family men and women, leaders of organisations and responsible citizens, we believe that academic pursuit is critical but it is not enough. We must be concerned about the sanity (heart) of the child, which is what we attack when we abuse the child. The heart of the child is the seat of character and compassion. It must be preserved and protected.
Our Role as Whistle Blower
As an organisation whose mandate is ‘to bring to the very front burner of private and public conscience and consciousness the rights and responsibilities of the Africa child for due respect, IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD,’ we are committed eradicating child abuse in Africa through enlightenment, which cuts across the Four (4) Rings (Family, Community, State and International Community) of Child Protection.
The foregoing, we intend to do with our Child Protection Creed Campaign, which seek to equip every custodian in the life of the child with Knowledge (what to do), Skills (how to do it) and Attitude (wisdom and inner strength) to professionally and effectively prevent abuse against children. Apart from educating the custodians, we desire to leave them a Child Protection or Child Safeguarding Policy, which seeks to create a culture of child protection by creating an internal system for child protection.
Our targets are primary custodians (parents and guardians) and secondary custodians (teachers and non-academic staff).
We seek to have audience with you and your areas of influence (families, Community Based-Organisations, Government Agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations, Faith Based Organisations, Businesses etc.) to disseminate our ChildProtectionCREED™ One-day Academy at your earliest convenience.
We request you to partner with us by introducing the ChildProtectionCREED™ One-day Academy to all within your areas of influence.
It is in THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR CHILDREN, our families and nations to CREATE A WORLD FIT FOR CHILDREN. We urge you to embrace this challenge.
For details on how to be part of this drive to safe our children, please contact us: Taiwo Akinlami INSPIRES W: www.taiwoakinlami.com B: www.taiwoakinlami.wordpress.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 234-8186830275, 234-8033620843