ProInSafe Leadership And Community Leaders Youths (PLACY) Club is created to equip Nigerians with essential resources needed to be productive hence facilitate community development and national growth.
The PLACY Club propel learner to create opportunities for themselves and their community; to make them become self reliant, self-employed and self-actualized. Every learner has potential to be an expert at a particular field. Everyone has a purpose to fulfill and fulfilling this purpose is the gateway to our success and happiness.
To fulfil our purpose requires JUST A THING, this thing is a form of life long exercise which is SELF DISCOVERY.
Self Discovery is the ability to understand one’s weaknesses, strengths, potentials and talents, it is the awareness of our thoughts, feelings and actions that make us who we are. Discovering who we are help us to strengthen our weaknesses, exploit our strengths positively, develop our potentials and talents in order to serve and uplift the humanity. We get to identify our uniqueness and difference and this helps us to stand out in an amazing way.
Human beings co-exist and this social aspect of us can be used to transform our 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. Solving this problem along the line earn them millions and billions of naira for example, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Ben Carson, Steve Jobs, Denzel Washington etc.
It is essential for every youth to discover themselves and in the process unlearn unhelpful behavioral patterns as this helps them to easily adopt values and attitudes necessary to become great leaders. A good leader must uphold integrity and be concerned about the welfare of the people around him/her. Doing this will continue to uplift the leader and the affiliated society.
To be a great leader, one must possess right and constructive knowledge and skills. In a bid to make youths great leaders, PLACY club came into existence. This program exists mainly to mentor and guide youths to drive positive social change in their communities. This is through acquiring and sharing knowledge, skills and experiences and receiving full supports relevant to achieving these SDGs:
1: No Poverty
2: Zero Hunger
3: Good Health and Well-being
4: Quality Education
5: Gender Equality
6: Clean Water and Sanitation
7: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
8: Reduced Inequality
9: Sustainable Cities and Communities
10: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
11: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Nigeria will rapidly develop only through sustainable innovations, productive actions and effective leadership. PLACY club is all about empowering/inspiring youths to innovate, act and lead in such a way that facilitates community development and national growth.
Many parents, guardians, and students themselves do not understand the importance of extracurricular activities. Teachers in many schools have had to convince some parents and guardians to permit their children to participate in extracurricular activities. This is because the parents feel that those afterschool activities distract them from their studies, or caused them to get home late. Some students also feel that they do not need the activities, all they need is to concentrate on their books.
This notion couldn’t be any more untrue. Co-curricular activities are just as important as academics. They both complement each other to develop a well-rounded student with more social skills than one who only concentrates on their books. Education should go beyond the four classroom walls; it should be more than just books.
Our motto, “Passion ‘n’ Action” guides our to help youths discover and fuel their passions which will energize them to take actions; solve specific problems in their neighboring environments for the benefits of all. PLACY brings about opportunities for every youth to thrive because it values and helps the youths value their potentials and make the most of it! PLACY Club can equip you with the skills you need to succeed after school, such as leadership skills, the ability to work in a team, prioritizing tasks, and managing your time.
To CREATE OPPORTUNITIES simply means to be a PROBLEM SOLVER or a COMMUNITY DEVELOPER. Most times, this earn you a huge sum of money, income and all, sometimes it doesn’t. But surely it gives you FULFILMENT and that’s SUCCESS in its true definition and entire essence.
PLACY Club benefits to Learner in School
- Training in professional skills.
These activities can work to build professional skills that a classroom alone cannot always foster. A leadership-oriented club, for example, will help students to learn essential skills in management and delegation, while a debate or speech club will provide additional public speaking practice for students. Sports most often have the effect of fostering strong team-building skills and training students in holding long-term goals.
- Better time management Skills.
Learner has to learn how to balance their academic life with their hobbies. They need to know how to incorporate their club activities into their school life and allocate enough time for each. They learn how to plan out their day to include study time and co-curricular activities time, and will know how to make use of any free time they may have. Such a learner is less likely to procrastinate.
- Exploration of interests.
PLACY Club allow Learner to pursue interests outside of a standardized academic context. A student with a flair for mathematics, for example, might become a member of the school’s math honor society program. This decision could help them decide if math will be something to pursue in higher education. Students can also use these activities to explore interests they’ve never encountered, exposing students to a more diverse range of interests .Discover interests and passions, Getting involved helps you realize your interests and passions.
- Improved Academic Performance.
Learner who participate in PLACY Club activities have a marked improvement in the grades. This can be attributed to skills they learn such as better time management to accommodate their hobbies and class activities, better organizational skills and a boost in their self-esteem. Skills learnt in clubs such as debate can be applied in the classroom too, as the students learn how to express themselves better.
- Learn New and Useful Skills.
Learner learn new skills that are useful in their school life and day-to-day activities. Students learn skills such as teamwork, better social skills, and critical thinking. According to studies, learner who participate in co-curricular activities were found to have better leadership skills and learnt how to relate better with their peers than those who didn’t.
- Sense of Commitment.
Learner who participate in PLACY Club activities have a sense of commitment to whatever they are involved in. This is because as they take part in whatever club activity they are a member of, they have to commit to it and give their all, and this commitment extends to all other areas of their lives.
- Sense of Responsibility.
A learner who is given a task such as leading PLACY Community Youth Club, or PLACY ICT Club, will with time be very efficient in that task. This will foster a sense of accountability and responsibility .
- New Friends.
Learner should be encouraged to pursue PLACY Club activities as they meet and spend time with new people, hence forming new friendships. This is important as they interact with those of different or similar interests, and learn a thing or two from them. They also get a different point of view on things as the new friends they make may see life in general from a different point of view.
- Discover more about yourself.
Joining PLACY club presents many opportunities to learn more about yourself, your goals, and your strengths. You can learn from how other students handle certain situations and test your current knowledge. You can also find out what you’re good at, whether that’s multitasking, staying organized, generating ideas, or serving others. This self-awareness will be beneficial in your future career.
- Soft Skills Development .
Soft skills are essentially “people skills” they are the skills that allow learner to effectively interact with others, like communication, attitude, and work ethic. Participating in PEP Club activity not only teaches you these skills, but also helps you broaden and improve those you already have. You’ll learn the best way to communicate with both individuals and large groups, and you’ll gain emotional intelligence as you develop new relationships.
- Build team work relation.
Knowing how to work well with a team is an essential skill for any career. Being and PLACY Club teaches you how to do this by putting you in situations where you are required to take advice from others, as well as give your own.
- Networking Opportunities.
Another great benefit of Learner to join PLACY Club is that you get the opportunity to network. Meeting new students, making connections, and building relationships will all help down the line . Because you know the people you are meeting have at least a few of the same interests as you, so their connections will be valuable.
- Gain Leadership Skills.
Becoming a leader or an officer in one of the PEP Club will help you develop leadership skills that will be invaluable in all areas of life. You’ll be presented with opportunities to improve in public speaking, and gain confidence in yourself as an individual.
- Able to give back to the community.
Many student organizations provide opportunities to give back to the community, whether through acts of service, sponsoring events, or hosting charity drives. Not only is this good for society, but it will teach you how a future business can give back, too.
- Have Fun.
Another simple reason to join PLACY Club is to have fun. Meeting new people, making new friends, and participating in activities will help you make the most of your school experience.
PLACY Club…Passion n Action.