Validation of APPROACH
Though, the birth of Taiwo Akinlami’s APPROACH to Child Protection midwived by his search for healing from the impact of a troubled upbringing, the approach over the years have been subjected to a thorough process of validation through research efforts and practical use, Akinlami being the first guinea pig and most credible success story of the approach. Taiwo Akinlami has over the years, instituted and sponsored series of social empowerment research effortscosting in human and financial investment over $500,000(Five Hundred Thousand Dollars). So the approach is not a guess work!
Furthermore, Taiwo Akinlami have been actively involved with working with leading local and international organisations like UNICEF, UNFPA, British Council, USAID, Child Frontiers, SOS Children’s Villages, Nigeria, Association of Private Educators of Nigeria(APEN), Association of International School Educators of Nigeria(AISEN), Association of Christian Schools International(ACSI) and National Association of Proprietors of Private School in Nigeria (NAPPS), local, state and federal arms of governments in Nigeria, just to mention a few, employing his approach to their admiration and validation.
Commenting on the uniqueness of Akinlami’s approach to Child Protection, Mor Dioum, Director of The Victoria Climbe Foundation, United Kingdom, Legal Practitioner and leading Child Protection Specialist said, ‘I like your approach to Child Protection; it is highly philosophical.’
Guy B. Scandlen, Retired Regional UNICEF Communication Specialist, Consultant, Advisor, Trainer and University lecturer testified to Akinlami’s as an undeniable success story of the approach thus, ‘it was my privilege to meet someone like you who is so open, dedicated and obviously loving; who gave me the honour of telling me about your tremendous struggle and then triumph; who is an example of how super-human WILL and redefinition of goals CAN be achieved! That is what I admire the most about you.’
Dr. (Mrs.) C.O. Ogunsanya, Managing Director, Oxbridge Tutorial College, G.R.A. Ikeja and Chairman, Association of Private Educators of Nigeria (APEN) Board of Trustees attestedto the unusual capacity of Taiwo Akinlami to present the approach as lasting solutions to child protection issues thus, ‘I commend your presentation. It was backed up with so much passion. We all found it very inspiring and will definitely recommend you to others.’
Akinlami believes that his approach to Child Protection as distilled in the foregoing Core Statement of Approach is stoutly predicated upon God’s ordained universal principles which are unchangeable.