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Learn about A Great Sustainable Initiative in Nigeria, ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youths Club (PLACY Club) 

Learn about A Great Sustainable Initiative in Nigeria, ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youths Club (PLACY Club) 

ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youths Club (PLACY Club) will foster rapid socio-economic development in Nigeria.

Motto: Passion ‘n’ Action

Vision

To nurture great leaders and foster sustainable socio-economic development in Nigeria. 

Mission

To inspire and promote self-development of new generation (Youths) for fruitful community services necessary for sustainable development.

Our focus

We support Capacity Building (Talent Hunt), Initiative ideas, and Innovations (Self and Community development services). This will be of benefit to the community in the following ways:

  • To help Youths discover and actualize their potentials.
  • To develop healthy lifestyle to promote their mental and physical wellbeing.
  • Empower them to encourage computer and educational literacy.
  • Inspire effective leadership qualities in youths.
  • Foster economic growth.
  • To identify and co-create solutions to problems.
  • Create healthy and safe environment.

ProInSafe provides opportunities and relevant resources to inspire, motivate and empower youths to promote self-actualization hence facilitate community development and national growth. In addition to this, ProInSafe Empowerment Projects (PEP) was incorporated to support diligent youths and lucrative ideas. Therefore PLACY Club (a PEP project) was initiated for the Youths.

PLACY Club is for Youths to enhance their experience by fostering a positive image, expanding school and community public relations, sponsoring and participating in school and community service activities, engaging in charitable act, getting used books and other items for the less privileged ones, improving communication and overall well-being, and promoting school activities.

 Placy Club primarily will focus on four aspects: fundraising, community service, career interest, and interpersonal dynamics (also known as group dynamics). It has been observed that Nigerian youths are blessed with great minds and have the potentials to resolve issues impeding the growth of the nation; they however seek support and mentorship to promote their self-development, polish their potentials to be productive and ensure self-actualization in order to function optimally. Ignorance and lack of mentorship are observed to be the detriment hampering the progress of Youths Talent.

PLACY Club for the Youths will be active participation in thoughtfully organized service that meets the needs of communities. This will provide youths with opportunities to get in touch with the community and to realize their role they play and core values in society so that they can become active and responsible citizens of tomorrow.

Skills YOUTH GAINS by being a member of PLACY club.

  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership
  • Grooming Teamwork
  • Networking
  • Catering for the socio-emotional well-being of the Youths.
  • Providing support to the lower School Youths.
  • Conducting leadership training for other Youths.
  • Leading other leadership groups in planning for event.
  • Hold peer support sessions and advice to motivate and encourage in activities.

Benefits of PLACY Club

  • Improved Academic Performance
  • Higher Self-esteem
  • Social Opportunities
  • Essential Life Skills and Progressive Community Development
  • Resumes
  • Encouraging and Inspiring Others
  • Mental health intervention

Benefits to Schools

  • Publicize the schools
  • Achievement of the students will bring honor to the school
  • It will help to improve the cognition, academic performance and wellbeing of the students which are relevant to the school objectives through inspiring and encouraging them to practically apply their knowledge
  • Easy access to our services relevant to their school development
  • Collaborative efforts to solve relative problems of the school

We hope to achieve the following SDGs:

  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equity
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequality
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships to achieve the Goal

PLACY Club Programmes (Activities)

  • Weekly Training
  • Fortnight Training to equip the PLACY Club Members (Youths) with relevant information.
  • Identify and Co-Solve Problems.
  • Outreaches/Visitations to build youths sense of empathy and selflessness.
  • Conference/Workshops to foster collaboration for rapid growth.
  • Exhibitions; public display and commissioning of the youth practical works.
  • Competition and Award Giving to motivate and boost youths Moral.
  • Magazine compilation for publicity of the Club Activities. 

Human beings co-exist and this social aspect of us can be used to transform the country, Nigeria to move from being a developing country to be a developed country. Other countries are developed out of the endless efforts of the people of such countries to discover themselves which always create passions for solving certain problems of their countries thereby creating more investments to regulate the economy of the country. Solving this problem along the line earn them millions and billions of naira for example, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Ben Carson etc.

To be a great leader, one must possess right and constructive knowledge and skills. PLACY Club exists to make youth great productive leaders. This program exists mainly to mentor and guide youths to drive positive social change in their communities including their relative schools. This is through acquiring and sharing knowledge, skills and experiences and receiving full supports relevant to realizing our vision.

A valuable opportunity that should not be missed if you are indeed passionate about development in Nigeria, specifically Kwara State. If you are interested in sponsoring, volunteering or benefiting from this great initiative, contact us now!

 

INSPIRING SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACHING BY DR ABDULRAZAQ ONIYE (FROM UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN) AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

INSPIRING SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACHING BY DR ABDULRAZAQ ONIYE (FROM UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN) AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

INSPIRING SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACHING BY DR ABDULRAZAQ ONIYE (FROM UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN) AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

Permit me to stand on the well established protocol, I greet ProInSafe team, the distinguished guests and all the people that are seated here today. Good evening to everyone.  I am invited to discuss self-development. Self development basically helps us to become more aware of our talents, potentials and help to bring to the fore issue of human capital development. This awareness facilitates employability and ensures that we are able to contribute to personal and national development.

Self-development involves steps taken to discover/identify your talents, strengths and other attributes that will help you to fulfil your purpose in this life because obviously we all are existing to fulfil certain purpose. Many people are unable to progress in life because of their inability to identify their talents, some people are gifted in writing, some have oratory power, when they talk you are mesmerized and amazed.

You must identify various areas you are talented, is it writing, statistics, entrepreneurship, sport, speaking etc. Self development implies you know your talents.  Closely related to that is the issue of potential, we all do not have the same potentials. That’s why some people thrive in a particular field of endeavors and others do not. That is why today some people going to school and always fail, because they do not necessarily have business in the academic field they are studying, everyone wants to attain first, second, third degrees because others are doing that when the person is meant to focus on entrepreneurship. As a result he will be wasting his resources; time, money and energy at school and they will be marking him there as a failure.

Some people have failed jamb consecutively that they can already predict jamb questions. These people can easily tell that these questions were asked three years ago and won’t be set until next year. The reason for this is because they have written jambs so many times but they keep failing, or maybe they did pass but didn’t just gain admission into the university, meanwhile they were so determined to go to university not so that they can gain advanced knowledge to be productive but because of societal expectations.

Whereas if such person had discovered his/her potential, he/she would not have so much stressful experience. Some students spend more fruitless years than expected in school or in a particular learning institute because they are yet to discover their talents. They are then perceived as failures by people around them. Some people are destined to be in school, attain all forms of degrees yet they hardly have something valuable to show for it simply because they are not self-developed. Some people only stick to the information taught in school, this way, they do not meet up with standards. We must have those attributes that reflect self development to benefit more from all forms of education we acquire. Some people are punctual and faithful to their studies but still do not perform optimally as a result of lack of self-development.

Self development implies that you just a take a step, lay a significant foundation (discover your potentials) for further development, continue to improve yourself and  progress to be the best you can be. Not all of us must attain second degrees, we may all have first degrees because obviously education is required to fully operate in the society, but not all of us will get second degrees. And if we all obtain second degree, all of us won’t obtain doctorate degree. The most important thing is to discover the innate potentials, that’s very crucial to the issue of self-development. I commend the organizers of this program for coming up with such crucial topic; self-development. Nigeria has many problems because many people within the country are not self-developed.

The second thing to discuss is “what potentials have you?” You need to think about how you will develop your potentials to be able to establish an organization of your own so that you can employ others. Don’t think just about being employed. Imagine everyone thinks of being employed, that means we will have no employers, no organization, no investment, how do we then work to survive? Therefore to sustain the economy of the country, more people must think about creating employment and not just about being employed.

In those days, we had just University or Ilorin in Kwara state, now there are more than four universities within Kwara state. More potential employees are being created, this is a reason each person must be well developed to be self-reliant, self employed and also provide opportunities for others to be employed. In addition, technological advancement today is getting people out of jobs, it is contributing to reduction in the need for human labor, that is, job vacancies are very few.

In those days it would take about few days before getting pictures from photographers, they will give you the negative copies and ask you to later come back for the hard copy. But now all those things have gone into extinction, photographers nowadays have very few or no room for employment. In those days, post office was very relevant because people would post letters to communicate with their loved ones that are distant. The post office hardly matters anymore upon the arrival of handsets, laptops etc. which means many people working there must have lost their jobs. In fact, motor parks do not get enough passengers anymore relative to those days because people can easily communicate (have meetings etc) through mobile phones, and other communication gadgets instead of travelling to places.

Instead of taking taxi to your aunt’s place, you can easily make a phone call of just 5 naira to confirm if she’s around, if she says no, you will save up the money (about 50 or 100 naira) and time to go to her house and still be disappointed by her absence. All these innovations are evidence of some people’s self development. We can see the latter is very vital to the community, societal and national development.

We have discussed talents, potentials, acquisition and diversification. Acquisition is going to school to learn how to read, write, learn numeracy, and acquire other basic knowledge required to fit into the society. The beginning of self development is learning how to diversify. Diversification involves acquiring and developing your skills and potentials. Which implies that today you cannot rejoice over having just a skill, things are changing, the world is evolving. If you only have certificate without acquiring another relevant skill, if the field you have its certificate becomes redundant, then count yourself jobless. If you have no skill you can sell, what can employers buy from you. So you need to diversify.

Dr Oniye presents self-development coaching at ProInSafe Launching

Dr AbdulRazaq Oniye self-development coaching at ProInSafe Launching

Now I will be rounding up by mentioning some tips for your self-development. To be self-developed we need to do a number of things some of which include:

  1. You must ensure that you are focused on self-improvement. Improve yourself, read outside classroom. Don’t limit your knowledge to what you are taught by your teachers/lecturers.
  2. Individual Growth: If you have first degree, be focused on acquiring a skill relevant to developing your potentials. Note that, you need to consider your potentials before acquiring a skill. If you don’t have the potential, you will be tagged a failure during the course of the training and after the training.
  3. Team work: I like the drama presented by the youngsters (PLACY Club members), the young girl who was the business woman was selling on her own but was making very low sales, by the time she exchanged ideas with the other young boy (who was the distributor), she learned some tactics which helped to grow her business. If you are doing it all alone without a team work and input of other people, you will experience low or no progress. You must learn to do team work.
  4. You must be productive. This is internet era, when you go online be focused on your needs and how you can use the internet to gratify your needs. If you are going online to search for a topic, do just that to the exclusion of everything else. Don’t be distracted by Facebook. If you did not go online to browse Instagram, don’t let Instagram distract you. If you are not online to tweet, don’t let twitter distract you. If you are not focused, you can be online for 8 hours, wasting your MB, your time and energy without achieving a significant goal. You will start checking your social media messages, surfing the net etc and you will still appear busy, busy doing nothing. Be focused, be determined, be mindful and be proactive
  5. Giving Back: A self-developed person must learn to give back to the society. That is the time to reflect your self development, a self developed person is not just busy with him/herself alone. Your self development should inspire you to engage in one or two projects that can benefit the life of others. Like this ProInSafe seminar, everyone here today paid no entrance fee before they can get free access to valuable lectures and information necessary to develop them psychologically and to develop their skills. Certainly acquiring and applying these skills will help them to be more productive. Therefore ProInSafe team has benefited the lives of people here today. That is the way to go as self developed individuals.
  6. Develop your communication skills: To go far in life you must work on your communication skills. Some people are enriched with sound knowledge and talents but they lack expression. They lack quality and meaningful expression. Some people are not welcomed at official meetings because of their lack of presentation despite their rich knowledge and experience. Their knowledge is wasteful and not yet adequate because they have not acquired the knowledge and skills of effective communication. Don’t beat about the bush, be detailed but precise. Improve on your communication skills.
  7. You need to work on your relationship: Some of us have good networks but we don’t exploit them fruitfully. Some people went to school, they made friends but don’t know the value of friendship. Some of your classmates are daughters and sons to valuable people yet you cannot tap into these resources. You have hundreds of friends on social media who are adding no value to you. Ask yourself, how many of your acquaintances can be helpful/useful in reaching your own destination. Work on your network, constructive ones. That’s what I mean by building your relationships.
  8. Be a leader of yourself: You need to be a good follower to be a good leader. Learn to control yourself and be disciplined that when you set out your goals you commit yourself to the achievement of those goals. Learn to obey and believe in yourself.
  9. Be Creative : You need to be creative in the course of developing yourself. While developing yourself, your creativity is improved. Innovation is important in this era. Some people are not better than you but they are well packaged. Some people sell locust beans, package it well and transport to other states. If you sell good products but your business lacks quality packaging, very few people or no one will patronize you. Some people package grounded pepper, garri etc and make greater sales compare to their competitors who do not package as such. Packaging is very key to someone who is intentional about self-development.
  10. Learn to cope with failure: Always understand that Rome was not built in a day. Look at this bulb (electricity) we all are benefiting from today was developed by a man, who failed about  a thousand times. It was after he tried a thousandth time that he was able to develop an inferior kind of bulb. The pioneering bulb has gone through so many alterations before we have nice modern bulb of today. Today we are using phones which are forms of computers, the very first set of computers are gigantic and are very limited and restricted, now we have very nice laptops, desktops etc. The first set of phones were also very huge (especially 3310 models of phones) that they tagged them “owo n ro mi” (Yoruba words for my hands ache) implying how big the phones were at the time. If you want to live and not make mistakes, it means you are not trying to be self-developed, nor are you making an impact, you are not even working nor taking any significant step at all.

Thank you!