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1. Selected and trained 25 volunteers in Aart Of Life 4 step approach to grief counseling.

2. Produced 7 publications in a series in support of bereavement and issues relating to the bereaved.

3. On March 11th 2004, Aart Of Life opened its Bereavement Counseling Centre (The First ever in Nigeria) in Lagos. It operates a 24-hour telephone hotline, which is manned by a counselor, offering free, confidential counseling and support for those who have lost a child or sibling.

4. Conducted the first ever Town Hall meeting of a focused group of women who have lost a child.

5. Installed traffic lights at the blind spot of Sobo Arobiodu/ Isaac John Street Intersection at GRA Ikeja.

6. Installed road safety billboards and slogans by the traffic lights at Sobo Arobiodu/ Isaac John Intersection at GRA Ikeja.

7. Created a vibrant active chapter in the UK. Aart UK organized the first annual Summer Gala on the 17th August 2003 to raise funds and awareness for the activities of the foundation in Nigeria.

8. Constructed the Peaceful Garden and fountain at Sobo Arobiodu/ Isaac John. GRA Ikeja. It was opened on December 3rd 2003.

9. Organized the first of its annual Survivor Against All odds awards, and Look at me Now Gala event in Lagos on the 28th of December 2003. The event was well publicized and was made into a one-hour documentary, which was aired nationwide on all NTA (Nigerian Television Authority) networks on January 1st and 4th 2004. It was subsequently aired on Africa's DSTV Channels and on 5 occasions in the UK in February 2004, on Ben TV UK, Sky network Cable Channel. The winner being 26-year-old Lolo Eremie.

10. Aart UK organized an Aart's exhibition titled "Insight, taking a closer look" on April 17th 2004. It showcased the rich and diverse talents of 4 contemporary black and African UK based artists.

11. Aart UK organized its second fund raising Summer Gala on the 22nd of August 2004.

12. On 11th January 2005, Mrs. Avbuere Director of Youth, representing the Honorable Minister of Youth Development, Intergovernmental Affairs and Special Duties was admitted to the Board of the Aart of Life Foundation.

13. Organized the 1st Aart of Life "Against All Odds" TV Docu-Drama/TV reality series, a 7-week TV series, shown on the Network Service of the Nigeria Television Authority. The nation was gripped by the TV series and 3 million Nigerians participated in the selection of the winner.

14. Organized the 2nd ˜Look At Me Now" Gala Event and it turned out to be a world-class fabulous success. The winner of the ˜Against All Odds" award emerge. His name Adebayo Oshin.The event was covered by BBC worldwide.

15. Organized the 3rd Aart of Life Town Hall Meeting in support of the bereaved. This time the event took place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where the foundation held the town hall meeting for the bereaved relations that lost their family members in the ill-fated Sosoliso Plane Crash of 10th December 2005. It was a success!

16. Organized the 2nd Aart of Life 'Against All Odds' TV Docu- Drama/TV reality series, an 8-week TV series, shown at a prime time on NTA Network and Channels TV. The nation was gripped by the TV series and millions of Nigerians participated in the selection of the winner.

17. Produced a 90 Minutes" Against All Odds" Documentary which puts the ten survival stories of the" Against All Odds" nominees in a larger context .

18. In November 2007, Chief (Mrs.) Taiwo Taiwo (Founder/Chairman) Aart of Life foundation was invited by Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria to deliver the commencment paper at the annual scientific and general meeting at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

19. On 12th December 2007 the MTN/Aart of Life Foundation 0703-Healing Toll Free Trauma /Grief counseling Services was launched.

20. In January 2008 the First phase of 0703-Healing project was rolled out with 3 dedicated lines (01-4602273, 0703-432-5464, 0703-732-2437).

21. In March 2008 IEC materials announcing the launch was circulated in major cities in Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Abuja, to churches, mosques, hospitals, banks schools, multinationals, etc.

22. In August 2008 Beautiful compilation of Abioye Aronke Taiwo poetry titled 'Fear Abides with me constantly' was published.

23. On April 2009, the MTN/Aart of Life Foundation 0703-Healing Toll Free Trauma /Grief counseling Services was re-launched.

24. In April 2009 AbioyeAronke was awarded Posthumous Ambassador Award of Atlantic Hall, Lagos. Even in death, your beacon shines forth.

25. In October 2009, Aart of life Successfully trained volunteers counselor on 0703-Healing Grief/Trauma Counseling and Support Services in Abuja, Port-Harcourt and Lagos.

26. In 2010, the Aart of Life Foundation promptly intervened with the support of EMZOR  Pharmaceuticals ltd to save the life of Mr Soji Biobaku (Aged 34 then),who suffered a left sided stroke that left him with residual Paresis. He was flown to India for a double valve replacement cardiac surgery.

27. In August 2012, a training workshop on grief and trauma Counseling was organized with Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF).

28. Grief and trauma counseling Training programme also called “Train thetrainers” : This was done in June 2014 at The Lagos state university teaching hospital with the Aart of life faculty of clinical psychologists and psychiatrists. It was organised for Doctors of clinical psychology and psychiatrist from Kano to enable them train others.

29. Organized a symposium in Abuja in October 2015 titled “Developing a Framework for Disaster Management in Africa; The Nairobi Experience and the Nigeria Challenge”. The Keynote Speaker was Professor David Ndetei of the Nairobi University Kenya and the Guest of honour was Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President of the Federal Republic ofNigeria.

 
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