Sunday, 2 April 2017

Updates From Toamy Hill School Interhouse Sports Where Aunty Bimbo Was MC



It was a hit back to back at the Inter-House Sports of Toamy Hills School at the Agege Stadium where I was opportune to be the MC of the day.



All glory to God for another chance to serve in this capacity with the gift He has blessed me with. I definitely don't take it for granted as only He deserves the glory.



It was an amazing event with a huge turnout of parents and the children gave their all and enjoyed themselves no holds barred and at the end of the day everyone was a winner.



Extra special shout out to ALL the Parent of Toamy Hills School who attended the event...you are the real MVPs. May your children continually make you proud.




Super duper shout out to the staff and management of Toamy Hills School who also went to great lengths to ensure everyone had an amazing time.


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Saturday, 1 April 2017

A Video Of Our Interview With Child Abuse Expert Florence Ogwu On Family Funtime Show With Aunty Bimbo


Its no longer news that Child Abuse is very real and though many people think of only sexual abuse when this is mentioned, child abuse goes beyond that.


Child abuse is any form of physical, sexual, or psychological mistreatment or neglect of a child by a parent or caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to that child. What this means is that even excessive beating a child is a form of child abuse.



According to research, 1 in 10 children suffer from some form of child maltreatment while 1 in 16 children suffer from child sexual abuse. Research also shows that there is a 70% rate of child sexual abuse involving children below the age of 5!  It is also important to note that most times Child abuse is usually perpetrated by someone a child actually knows and trusts. 


We had an expert, Florence Karl Ogwu with us on the Family Funtime Show to shed more light on this horrible menace. Popularly referred to as FLO, she is a lead figure in the sex education ,sexual abuse prevention, Girl child advocacy and a family life practitioner .





A woman of many sides and diverse gifts, she is a counselor, sexual therapist, sex educator, sought after coach, wife to a great man, and friend to many.



This trendsetter is known to be the convener of RAVE Annual conference, a rally of women and young girls from all walks of life coming together to leverage on the insight and shared experiences of women. Florence also hosts the popular “R.A.V.E FORUM FOR MOTHERS” and Ladies Let’s Talk. Monthly.


As an astute coach and tutor, Florence is known for her unbridled passion which often reflects in her advocacy for the GIRL CHILD. She has spear headed causes and partnered with initiatives that campaign on raising awareness on topics such as teenage pregnancy, abuse and molestation, premarital sex, cultural bias and personal effectiveness to mention but a few.

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The Month Of April Is Child Abuse Prevention/Awareness Month



The month of April is Child Abuse Prevention or Awareness month. It was first declared so by the American Presidential Proclamation in 1983. Since that time, April has become a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse.


Unfortunately in Nigeria, the rate of child abuse incidents keeps rising which is why it is very important that we talk about this today on the show.


Child Abuse Prevention Month, is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. This is to help ensure that every child grows up in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment that is free from abuse and neglect.


Child abuse is any form of physical, sexual, or psychological mistreatment or neglect of a child by a parent or caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to that child. What this means is that even excessive beating a child is a form of child abuse.


According to research, 1 in 10 children suffer from some form of child maltreatment while 1 in 16 children suffer from child sexual abuse. Research also shows that there is a 70% rate of child sexual abuse involving children below the age of 5! 


It is also important to note that most times Child abuse is usually perpetrated by someone a child actually knows and trusts. 


This is not to scare you but help you understand that prevention is better than cure so get your child aware of what to look out for:


1. Let your child know the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors that might be directed to them. 

2. Let them recognise when such boundaries are crossed.

3. Let them know that they MUST report when such boundaries are crossed.

4. Let them know they won't get into trouble for reporting such cases.


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Cheers To The Start Of A New Quarter Of Family Funtime Show With Aunty Bimbo


So today marked a collabo of sorts as it was the start of a new month and also the start of the 2nd quarter of our radio show, Family Funtime With Aunty Bimbo, FFAB!


My heart is full of gratitude to God for taking the show thus far and not making me a "one hit wonder" despite the struggle to get sponsors on the show.


I took a major risk becoming an Independent Producer of my own radio show and though it comes with so many challenges I won't have it any other way as God leads me through.


The feedback continues to be awesome and I remain a work in continuous improvement with the optimism that the issue of corporate sponsors will come to pass in a BIG way soon.


Because the month of April is Child Abuse Awareness month, we'll be having Child Abuse Expert come on the show every Saturday this month.


Our first expert on today's edition was Florence Karl Ogwu. She is a prolific author and illustrious speaker. Popularly referred to as FLO, she is a lead figure in sex education ,sexual abuse prevention, Girl child advocacy and a family life practitioner.


Unfortunately we had quite a number of children call in who have been abused and yet to get over it psychologically. A 12 year old called in who was abused when she was 8 years old by her brother who is now in the university.


Another girl aged 14 called in to say how she was constantly abused by a neighbor from when she was 9 and is now a mother! I can go on with the messages we also got via Watsap and it was a very shocking reality.


Prevention they say is better than cure, pls let's create an awareness in our children. Also let's realise that Child Abuse is often time carried out by someone the child or family knows and trusts....you just have to be watchful!


For anyone with questions or issues about Child Sexual Abuse or you need counselling either for a child or even an adult that has gone through this and needs help, you can reach FLO via Watsapp: 0802 553 7820


Shout out to all those who listened in or joined via Facebook Live, y'all make every sacrifice of this show worth it and I appreciate you all!!


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#familyfuntimeshowonradio 
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Friday, 31 March 2017

KLT4Kids; A 6 Day Life Training Course Your Child MUST Do This Easter Holidays



A popular question on the lips of most parents this Easter holidays is..."What Will My Child Do During The Holidays?"


Well, our answer to that is...KLT4Kids of course! Yes, Kidfirmations Life Training to help teach your child some life skills outside of academic work.


According to research by 2020, the world would have gone digital and it is those with life skills such as this that would be able to fully maximise it! Why not catch them young? Why not help your child learn skills that would serve them now and in the future?


KLT4Kids is a 6 Days training geared towards teaching your child the following:

Presentation Skills
Leadership Skills
Public Speaking
Social & Emotional Intelligence
Etiquette
Community Service

The sooner your child learns these life skills at an early age, it becomes a skill and asset that they will keep for the rest of their lives. It will also help them become great communicators and leaders one day.

KLT4Kids will also do the following in your child's life:

1. It will help to build your child's communication skills and confidence
2. Your child will learn how to capture the audience’s attention
3. Your child will learn to develop charisma
4. Your child will learn to write their own speech
5. Your child will discover their own potential


Course materials & feeding will be provided daily with a Goody bag, Kidfirmations banner and a live participation with Aunty Bimbo on Family Funtime Show on KissFm Lagos at the end of the training!!!


Registration Details
Age Range: 6 to 13 Years
Date: 10th to 15th April 2017
Time: 9am to 3pm
Venue: The Plectrum Hub
10 Omotayo Ojo Street By Oshopey Plaza Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja Lagos.
Fee: N10,000 (Ten Thousand Naira Only)

Payable To:
La Bims Global Resources
Ecobank
2462049015

Facilitators:

Aunty Bimbo- Media Personality & Family Life Coach


Temitope Ogunniyi- Teaching Consultant Emerald Edge Consulting

Queenette Enilama- Creative Educator, Addvantage Educational Academy


Olamide Abels-Founder, The Wholesome Family Network


Yeye Bush- Etiquette Specialist & Founder, Manners Matter


Toyin Akinlade- Event Compere, Speaker & CEO, The Plectrum Hub

For more enquiries call 08029762167 or 07069171767 You can also send mail to auntybimbokids@gmail.com. Details of payment should also be sent for confirmation.

KLT4Kids is powered by Family Funtime With Aunty Bimbo in conjunction with The Plectrum Hub.


Limited spaces available to ensure a thorough training and teaching, ENROL YOUR CHILD TODAY!!
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Monday, 27 March 2017

A Sneak Peak Into What Happens On Family Funtime With Aunty Bimbo Show On Radio




So thanks to technology, you are able to see what our radio show Family Funtime With Aunty Bimbo is really about via this video.


Two weeks ago, the 18th of  March 2017 precisely, I decided to do a Facebook Livestream of the show and it was really exhilarating to have people watch us from all over both within and outside Lagos and Nigeria!


We had some people tune in from Port-Harcourt, Ibadan and Benin while some people joined us from Australia and the U.S! How did I know this? Because they mentioned it in their various comments on the live stream.


Technology is really evolving on all levels and its very important we take advantage of its positive side.


For those that don't know, the show Family Funtime With Aunty Bimbo is a syndicated show currently running on KissFm Lagos 98.9 every Saturday from 11am to 12 noon.


It is a show to empower families through fun and learning and if you watch the video you will see that we do this via our interactive segments which is co-hosted with my 2 kids to encourage other children to realise that age is not a barrier in communicating intelligently.


We continue to seek sponsors that will help us push the show farther on more radio stations so that more families will have a chance to interact and bond more through this platform.


If you are someone who can assist us in this regard, kindly send a mail to familyfuntimeng@gmail.com or call 07069171767 


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Sunday, 26 March 2017

So Much Depression & Suicide But So Little Help? Check Out Helplines To Call For Help


It is no longer news that a doctor committed suicide last week in Lagos by jumping off the 3rd Mainland bridge.


So far, there have been lots of assumptions as to why he did it with some people even stating it could be spiritual issues.....hmnnnn!


During the week, I was listening to a show on radio and a woman called in seriously weeping and asking for help as her husband had beaten her again and she was fed up. If she later commits suicide will that also be swept under the spiritual umbrella?


The truth is that depression is real and comes in various ways and forms which we all deal with in different manners. 


So also is the fact that some of us are more emotionally stronger than others while some people just lose it at the first sign of problems. Heck, I still cried this weekend because someone's words & actions hurt me but I was able to put up a cheerful disposition eventually.


It is important to understand that just as we all look different, our level and threshold of tolerance, pain, acceptance & coping mechanism also varies.


I have been seeing so many people say and write reach out, speak out etc. Sometimes you do and people don't believe you or even make you feel worse for speaking or reaching out. Infact some even trivialise it by saying they have had it worse as if it is a competition!


However, there are organisations and bodies trained to handle such and here are contact numbers, email addresses and physical location of some of them.


Let's share as you never know who might need it. Besides, it just might be easier for some people to reach out to these neutral bodies/agencies as opposed to people they know personally who might criticise or judge them.

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