COVER PIX –GHANA EXTENDED FAMILY COURTESY DREAMSTIME
A PROJECT DESIGNED & IS BEING IMPLEMENTED BY: TERRIFIC HEADLINES
Evidently, the whole world is in a defining period, given several sordid occurrences that are obtruding themselves, particularly issues dealing with family values and collaboration of husband and wife to raise their children and wards properly at this period, when modernization has brought along with it the erosion of our values, cultures and traditions. In the past few years following global economic turndown and terrorism that know no boundaries, nations of the world are taking precautionary measures in order to be able to cope with the requirements of the emerging times. There is widespread moral decadence that has eaten into the very fabrics of the society. And regrettably, this issue is not limited to youths alone; but also some renegades who have reached ages of maturity.
In order for any society to progress, parents and adults must live virtuous lives that will promote love and enhance enviable family values. In particular, parents must build good families as microcosms of the society, with couples being the moral compass to ensure that there is unity, commitment and indissolubility in marriage, in order to keep the family together. Family values are being threatened as a result of foreign influences, under the guise of modernization. Social vices have bred false lifestyles and terrorism, which are conceived as modernization. Effective monitoring and strict parental guidance are required in the growth, development and success children and wards. The effect of the invasion of the airwaves by the foreign media has resulted into grave problems such as armed robberies, violence, and other wrong attitudes
MAJOR CONSIDERATIONS FOR ACTION
Three broad segments of the society are responsible for the proper growth of the young ones. If the correct statistics are taken, it would be revealed that only a fraction of parents pay particular attention to the development of their children. Additionally, only a few organizations with parental responsibilities, like institutions of learning, religious bodies, civil society and philanthropists pay adequate attention to youth development.
•Government itself that has the duty of creating an enabling environment must do more for the society to develop fully.
•There must be changes in the attitudes of all about family values that largely dictate how a society develops and this is where the private sector comes in. The concerns are, but are not limited to the following:
•The civil society and civil society organizations including the media that shape opinions must take active part in forcing policy formulators and those who implement policies to sustain the mission and vision of the society/organization, the recipe lies in following the established procedures laid out for management for attainment of results.
•Issues that demand answers include if organizations with parental responsibilities pay adequate attention to their students’ development; proactive
IMPORTANCE OF CAMPAIGN TO SOCIETAL DEVELOPMENT
•It is the responsibility of couples/parents/spouses; organizations with parental responsibilities & Government to anticipate and prevent occurrences that derail family units.
•It is better for a damage not to occur at all, than to go into crises management.
•The reactive approach is more costly in terms of damages done, more expensive in terms of finances injected, and takes a longer while for the crises to be combated successfully.
•Creating personal interest in the welfare of the target audience in the society would go a long way in solidifying relationships, and eventually promote societal growth
•We are convinced that Nigerians generally, including citizens in all strata of the society, particularly family units, and the global community, particularly the developing world need to be mobilized for development.
•Sensitize and educate the target audience on family values and responsibilities
•A new attitude and a new orientation are required for sustainable growth and development.
•We believe that every reasonable person must be socially responsible. Therefore, the society must collaborate to curtail criminal and social vices.
PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Help parents and organizations with parental responsibilities to play their parts well.
•ORGANIZATIONS WITH PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES
•CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS & NGOs
•THE CIVIL SOCIETY
SPECIFICALLY, WOMEN ARE BETTER PLACED TO ENSURE THE SUCCESS OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR MORAL RECTITUDE AS THE PIVOTS OF FAMILY UNITS
IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN: It is believed that women, as pivots of family units are better placed to lead the campaign against social vices and security breaches; and how to arrest the trend. The event would further encourage men and women alike, with responsibility for the training of children and wards and managing the home, to stand committed to the objective of joint responsibility for successes of couples in life.
•Organizations with Parental Responsibilities – including places of worship, educational institutions
•Youths generally in tertiary institutions who constitute the most vulnerable segment of the society
•Non-Governmental Organizations with responsibility for youths and women development
•Nigeria’s Missions Abroad
•The Nigerian Diaspora
•Women Groups and Organizations
TERRIFIC HEADLINES takes cognizance of the following:
•There is the need for an urgent intervention in family values and virtues, in view of the fact that when a bad practice is continued over a period of time, it becomes the norm; hence the need for proactive measures to shape the conducts of the young ones in their formative years through adolescence.
•Because the younger ones must trust and respect their parents and parental organizations, they emulate them and internalize their ideals. Nothing comes easy. Parents must plan, pray and be resolute to be able to keep a happy family.
IMPORTANCE & JUSTIFICATION
The problem is that youths now look for the easiest way to make money. It is also very sad to note that several people commit innocent mistakes by aiding and supporting social and criminal and social vices without knowing that they are really doing so.
Combating moral decadence and parents’ insensitivity to their responsibilities as spouses has become imperative. This is partly due to the invasion of the airwaves of the developing world by foreign cable media stations. The consequent effect of the younger generation imbibing the cultures and values of the West is now pronounced. The situation has assumed frightening dimensions of erosion of cultural values in the Third World.
Inadequate attention to these social ills could prove too costly for the general populace and the society, which may witness catastrophic occurrences; or at least, major dislocations and disruptions to development and putting the future in jeopardy. Accordingly, the following are the guiding principles.
FOCUS: IMPLEMENTATION OF CAMPAIGN
In consideration of the fact that the quality of today’s children would naturally determine society’s future, it is important for Government, parents and organizations with parental responsibilities that have not lived up to expectations to take positive steps to improve on their obligations. Everyone in any society has some basic functions to perform. The roles of these three bodies are so important that in situations where they are not able to perform efficiently and effectively, the society suffers tremendously. When people talk about successful societies, they must not forget that good family background and spousal relationships are considerable influences of successes that they enjoy today.
Highlight precautionary measures as the primary goal; with reactive options as added secondary measures
•Highlights the need for youths to understand in practical terms that their future and that of the nation are in their hands; and therefore, prepare themselves for participation in national development.
•Treat options available for development individually, collectively and corporately
•Encourage provision of alternatives such as participation in the creative and agriculture sub sectors, among others, in order to be productive
•Preach Good Governance and social responsibility on the part of the citizenry
•Treat issues pertaining to collaboration with Governments and their agencies with regard to the development of Nigeria
•The major objective is to promote the feelings of empathy through public enlightenment by highlighting how these prominent and respected Nigerians have attained greatness and have kept happy families.
•In every situation, choosing the right strategy to solve problems requires wisdom and experience. It is essentially the duty of the media practitioner to evolve policies directed at promoting discourse so that the various peoples of the world could understand better, the products being marketed; as well as each other’s feelings on issues and events; and their likes and dislikes. In this way, the media is able to regulate the conduct of the citizenry particularly the relationship of one individual to the other and more importantly, among the various nations of the world. Our approach will be to encourage parents, organizations with parental responsibilities, and government to pay greater attention to FAMILY VALUES
OUR CHANNELS: A DEDICATED WEBSITE & associate channels are in place for interaction and publishing of information on FAMILY VIRTUES & VALUES. It is an all year round activity; designed to contributing to local and global efforts to build families and encourage women emancipation.
•Because we are read all over the world, particularly by Nigerian & African Diaspora, we have a very wide reach and are able to moderate opinions and conducts of the populace.
•In realization of the need to reach, all Nigerians, our BLOG www.couplesofvirtuesandvalues.com) has been constructed to automatically translate our posts into three major Nigerian languages of: YORUBA, IGBO and HAUSA languages. The Blog/Website also in the same way translates our posts into several foreign languages.
•It has come to appreciated that it is better to anticipate and nip in the bud the prospective problem than to start managing problems.
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