The Y-ACT programme has been established by New Deal Organization in order to make a positive impact on youths. With a vision of a better future and a crime-free society, Y-ACT teaches youths to practice good moral values and to resist peer pressure.
The Y-ACT programme encourages youths to:
- Set goals
- Work hard
- Go to school
- Obey the Law
- Be a good youth
- Obey their parents
- Have national pride
- Love Nigeria
- Be a patriot
And NOT to:
- Take bribes
- Be a terrorist
- Commit crimes
- Be a kidnapper
- Use illegal drugs
GOALS OF Y-ACT
Y-ACT focuses on lowering the crime rate amongst youths by promoting good morals and habits. Unfortunately it is no longer unexpected to hear about incidences of crimes amongst young people such as: robbery, fighting, pick pocketing, stealing, dangerous driving, inappropriate dressing, corruption of all kinds, smoking, drinking, drug abuse etc.
With a goal to correct all of these unpleasant, indiscriminate and ugly trends, the Y-ACT programme is sponsored by New Deal Organization in order to educate and change the mindset of youths, encourage them to practice good morals and habits, with a vision of crime free, drug free and violence free society. This goal can be reached by engaging youths in values and leadership skills programmes, encouraging and supporting individuals, and creating a positive change amongst them.
OBJECTIVES OF THE Y-ACT PROGRAMME
- To promote traditional values and adjust them to meet current needs.
- To support the education of young people who cannot afford it and to promote the education of out of school youths in the countries where we operate.
- To provide vocational skills for young people through economic empowerment programs.
- To access the provision of new jobs for the bounty of unemployed youths.
- To support other efforts in promoting harmony and peaceful coexistence amongst people in the countries with Organizations presence.
- To embark on enlightenment campaigns for sensitizing the rights of youths in all spheres of life.
- To embark on enlightenment campaigns that will promote national self reliance, productivity, self actualization and leadership among the youths in each country respectively.
- To work with relevant agencies and other non-governmental organizations to address criminality, restiveness and other vices among the youths.
- To work, network and collaborate with agencies and organizations on fulfillment of its goals and objectives.
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN THE DEFINITIONS OF THEMATIC WORDS:
HONESTY : the quality of truthfulness, sincerity, not giving in to lies; freedom deceit or fraud.
CONSCIENCE : the awareness of the moral or ethical aspect of ones’ conduct together with the urge to prefer right over wrong. The sense of right and wrong that governs a person’s thoughts and actions. A feeling of guilt and anxiety.
HONOUR : Personal integrity; allegiance to moral principle. To keep ones promises; fulfillment of previous agreements.
INTEGRITY : Uncompromising adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
COURTESY : Polite behavior. Willingness or generosity in providing something needed. Common consent as opposed to right. Respectful, or considerate acts or expressions. Favour, help or generosity.
DISCIPLINE : Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control. A state of order based on submission to rules and regulations. To teach to obey rules or accept authority.
CUSTOMER SERVICE : The provision of a service to customers before, during and after purchase. Activities designed to enhance the level of customer satisfaction; that is the feeling that a product or service has met the customer expectation.
RESPECT : A positive feeling of esteem or deference for a person or entity (such as a nation or religion), and also specific actions representative of that esteem. Respect is both given and received. Respect cannot be measured as a quantity, and cannot be bought or traded; it is one of those things that is earned and built over time, but that can be lost with one stupid or inconsiderate act. One can ask or beg for respect, but only others can bestow us with respect as a result their perceived treatment by us.
CONTENTMENT : The acknowledgement and satisfaction of reaching capacity. The level of capacity reached may be sought after, expected, desired, or simply predetermined as the level in which provides contentment. State of being satisfied and closely associated with happiness.
PATRIOTISM : A cultural attachment and devotion to one’s country; commitment to the laws of your mother land with a desire to ensure success.