DISABILITY or THISABILITY: Understanding the MYTH and REALITY of Differently ABLED Children and their need for PROTECTION(3)

Dear friends permit me to continue today by sharing with you the third reaction of the society to the so-called disability in children. No commitment to provision of social support services: the parents and guardians of children, who are said to be living with disability, are overwhelmed in this part of the world as there…

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DISABILITY or THISABILITY: Understanding the MYTH and REALITY of Differently ABLED Children and their need for PROTECTION(2)

Reaction to So-called Disability: Globally, persons with so-called disability face discrimination, stigmatization and abuse. But the case is worse in our clime, Africa, where mistakes are considered a crime and weaknesses as embarrassment. The unfortunate implication of the foregoing is that the prevalent negative and unchallenged perception of the society and about the so-called disable…

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DISABILITY or THISABILITY: Understanding the MYTH and REALITY of Differently ABLED Children and their need for PROTECTION

Opening Charge: ‘Disability does not mean incapability: It is the wonderful diversity that enriches humankind.’ State of the World Children Report, 2013 Why the Discussion? It is important to hold this discussion because neglect to hold it does untold violence to the collective destiny of the children, who are erroneously categorized as disabled. Please note…

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Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): 3 Most Destructive Doctrines against the Humanity of the Child, You Must Never Embrace (2)

There are three major crimes we commit against the child and render him/her permanently, except for divine intervention, Internally Displaced: The Doctrine of Silent Treatment: the doctrine of silent treatment says, I keep quiet when a child is in danger of abuse or is being abused because I do not want to rock the boat.…

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Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): 3 Most Destructive Doctrines against the Humanity of the Child, You Must Never Embrace (1)

I have continued to burden myself with thoughts about the future and hope of the African Child. The more I think, the more I see huge hope for the future. Yet when I consider the enormity of the challenges confronting the African child and the hypocrisy of the primary and secondary caregivers, the huge hope…

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Child Protection and Preparation for Marriage: Fundamental Issues to Consider: IS THERE A HOME FOR OUR CHILD/CHILDREN TO BELONG?

It has been a while dear friends and well-wishers of the cause of child protection, the cause of protecting our children and preserving them for their glorious destiny.  An unprotected child is like a city without walls, I must declare. My schedule has driven me very hard in recent days. I thank God for His…

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Child Protection: A PHILOSOPHER or AN ADVOCATE: Where I STAND…Rich FOOD for Your THOUGHT

Mor Dioum, Director of The Victoria Climbe Foundation, United Kingdom is a Legal Practitioner and Child Protection Specialist, who was a co-facilitator at the 2014 Association of International School Educators of Nigeria, which theme was Child Protection: Securing Our Children in a Changing World, held on Thursday 20th March, 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria. As I…

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