Love Talk Network which started as DBA network is a platform upon which a diverse mix of top quality and well experienced professionals strive to create awareness and draw attention to the dwindling fortune of family values. This ugly trend manifests in youth delinquency,divorce, domestic violence, post marital disillusionment, deceit and untimely death, chaos and pandemonium within the society.
LTN there for tries to teach and re-orientate the members of the society on the need to adhere strictly to those cherished values which have for a longtime held the family together and formed the basis upon which a stable and peaceful society is built LTN does this through seminar and one on one talk with disillusionedyouth, victims, divorcees, single ladies and men and other members of the society who volunteer to avail themselves of the opportunity which LTN offers.
The idea is to restore hope, create trust, spread love and peacefully coexistence in the family.
Over the last few years, LTN has repaired cracks in families, re-unite separated spouses, given hope to singles, divorcees and taken delinquent youth out of drugs and alcohol abuse. In fact, LTN has hydrated a dehydrated world. All these have been done under strict confidentiality and privacy.
Recently, One of our reporters had a chat with Chief Shittu Bankole,Founder/CEO of Love Talk Network, this is what he had to say.
How would you describe LTN?
It is a platform on which a group of well experienced professionals try to create awareness on the dwindling fortune of family values and the need for an urgent measure to reverse the trend.
In our worldstoday, family valuesare being challenged on a day to day basis. This manifests in several forms such as; divorces, youth delinquency, domestic violence, sexuality, deceit and generalbreakdown morals in the society. We therefore felt that there is strong need to draw attention to all these because the family is the bedrock of the society. When the family is flawed,the whole society is flawed too.
We started as DBA Network, and after sometime we decided to simplify it for the purpose of easy comprehension, that resulted in the change and subsequent adoption of LOVE TALK NETWORK.
Sir, Who Is Your Target?
We are targeting everybody, the young and old, male and female. There is no denying the fact that the whole society is in turmoil.Marriage has broken down due to unfulfilled expectations and it is today being seen and treated as contract and partnership rather than a lifelong relationship.
LTN therefore, is a forum to learn or be thought the right family value in the interest of the entire society.
The society is in turmoil because the family which is the pillar on which the society stands and thrives has collapsed, marriages are falling apart. There is no longer any respect for the marriage institution today as we had it in the past. This is absolutely not in the interest of the general society.
In view of all these, we therefore felt that there is a need for an urgent intervention in order to prevent a total collapse and to restore those values and principles upon which the family stood and blossomed, because a good family provides good people who in turn become good leaders.
SIR, HOW DO YOU GET THE CONFINDENCE OF YOUR VOLUNTEERS CONDERING THE FACT THAT OFTEN TIMES THE REASONS BEHIND PROBLEMS IN THE FAMILY ARE HARDLY MADE KNOWN TO A THIRD PARTY?
We assure them of confidentiality and privacy. We also make them to understand that it is family forums were issues are thrashed in confidence. Here we do not base our conduct and judgment on religious doctrine or faith, past experiences or believes but purely on the content of the heart. We do appreciate what religious organizationsare doing in this regards but we approach these issues from a different perspectives.
It is not a one off thing but a gradual process which involves different stages and segments with a feedback mechanism.
SIR, BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE SO FAR WHICH PARTICULAR ISSUE COMES UP FREQUENTLY?
Thank you for that question. It is really difficult to point at any particular issue because there is a breakdown of everything in the family. Infact, everything seems to have fallen apart. Parents are not doing what they are supposed to be doing because everybody is chasing money. Children on the other have taken advantage of that to be delinquent and irresponsible use the platform of LTN to address this.
SIR, HOW DID YOU GET INTO THIS?
I am an educationist and in the course of myjob I have interacted with quite a number of people across generations, age, gender and profession and this has made me to see the weaknesses in the society. The society has broken down almost beyond repairs because family values have been thrown overboard.
I have also notice that there are some adult who cannot read nor write, this are I think is not helping the society at all. I have noticed quite a lot of misbehaviours and delinquent tendencies among parents, adult, children etc.
It is therefore our desire to reverse this trend for the sake of the entire society and humanity.
SIR, WHAT GIVES YOU JOY IN THIS SELF IMPOSSED ASSIGNMENT?
It is the joy we give to our volunteer that gives me joy and gladdens my heart.
Often times, some of them will come completely broken, hopeless and disillusioned but at the end, we put back hope in them, teach and re orientate them. We make them to realize that all is not lost and that they can still achieve their aims and goals in life not minding what has happened. We are really happy.
SIR, WHERE ARE YOU HEADED OR WHAT IS THE END GAME?
We intend to continue to change the mentality of people inorder to make them functional and useful members of the society. We do not intend to stop until family values have been recovered and the society becomes better.
About The CEO
Chief Shittu Bankole, Founder/CEO of love talk network is an educationist, teacher, disciplinarian, change agent, life coach and a lover of people whose passion is to restore family values and bring back hope to a hopeless world. He is highly revered among, peers, friends, students and others who have had any reason to interact with him. Chief Bankole holds an NCE certificate and first degree in Economics /Education from the prestigious University of Ibadan. He loves to read biographies of notable persons. He also loves to watch films on public speaking.
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