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ROLE MODELLING – PROMOTING FAMILY VALUES & VIRTUES

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EVENTS WEBSITE:www.couplesofvituesandvalues.com, BLOG: www.terrficheadlines.com Website www.terrificinvestment.com,    Mobile No: +234-8033977394 Email: Email: terrificheadlines@gmail.com, terrificinvestment@gmail.com

PROMOTING FAMILY VALUES & VIRTUES THROUGH ROLE ROLE MODELLING: This agenda has roots in a Biblical passage Psalm 11:3 that says: ‘’If the foundation be destroyed, what will the righteous do?  ‘’If things go on well in a marriage, things go on well everywhere; if things go wrong there, things go wrong everywhere.’’(Dr. D.K Olukoya) There is hardly any observer who is not worried about the social environment and Western negativities on the upbringing of our youth; and corrosive influence on adults too, these days of Globalization, which makes social vices and ills not to have any borders. In large measures, the society shares the responsibility of handling the collective rot in the social systems. Parents no longer pay the desirable/adequate attention to the development of the child.

Organizations that exist to build and shapecharacter/personalities appear to be helpless; and are, in many cases, guilty of dereliction of duty.  Evidently, the whole world is now confronted with the problem of coping with the requirements of the emerging times. It is for the purpose of safeguarding the present and tomorrow of the society that TERRIFIC HEADLINES, an online media outfit is implementing a social development campaign is engaging different strata of the society with parental responsibilities.  This activity is being coordinated by a veteran Integrated Strategic Communicator, and publicist, Femi Adelegan, backed by God, technocratic instincts, and several years of bureaucratic experiences in his long walk in the corridors of power. The programme takes cognizance of the fact that the younger generation needs to be properly groomed to avoid total disintegration of the world by pervasive, moral, social, and criminal conducts.

TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience includes: Parents, Governments, institutions with parental responsibilities, civil society organizations and the civil populace. The social development campaign is being implemented through a multi-pronged approach to sensitize the populace through several social media channels, with the objective of preventing and attacking alarming occurrences of broken homes, terrorism, curable and incurable diseases, prostitution, all forms of violence, and other social and criminal vices, in which youths in particular are involved.

ATTITUDINAL CHANGES: The mode of implementation is planting information on social media channels in order to effect positive attitudinal changes. It is emphasizing positive societal behavioural changes and encouraging couples to build good families as miniatures of the society, with spouses functioning as the compass of family units, to ensure that there is unity, progress, commitment and indissolubility in marriage promoted by genuine love and mutual respect. It addresses the global dimension of 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.

EVOLVING ERA OF JOINT PARTNERSHIPS: The Initiative celebrates the evolving era of joint partnerships in the management of homes and businesses by spouses. It also commends men who have exceptionally supported their wives and female children to be successful.  It is believed that women, as pivots of family units are strategically placed to be at the forefront of the campaign against social vices and criminal breaches. The programme further encourages 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 the collective aim of constructing a virile polity.

MOBILIZATION: : Family units need to be mobilized for development, sensitized and educated on family values and virtues to evolve a new attitude orientation for sustainable growth and development given the fact that every reasonable person must be socially responsible. Parents must come out of their shells, alongside organizations with parental responsibilities and governments to play their parts well.  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 also putting their future in jeopardy.

ROLE MODELLING: The activity employs role modelling as a method of changing mindsets and infusing positive attitudinal changes.  This paves way for emulation of the right values, ethics, and morals in all facets of the society. Stories of the lives of successful personalities are always worth reading. Also being published to promote feelings of empathy are stories of ‘’Young Achievers/High Flyers’’ in order to spur their peers on to achieving higher standards of performance and conducts. The society is being taught that there is no magic wand for success beyond the right preparation, resilience, creativity, ingenuity, hard work, prayers, and a bit of luck. They could successfully turn their situations around if they so wish.

WHY THE STRONG NEED FOR INTERVENTION: Our approach is to sustain the campaign to encourage parents, organizations with parental responsibilities, and government to pay greater attention to FAMILY VALUES & VIRTUES. TERRIFIC HEADLINES believes that 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. Unless adequate attention is accorded the need to attack indecent acts, our society may soon witness an unmanageable upsurge in social vices, as well as the erosion of our common virtues handed down by our progenitors. The event is further designed to 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.

MODALITIES: It is a continuous activity on communication channels of TERRIFIC HEADLINES. The second part is the agenda of recognizing couples considered to have outstanding marital unions and could be regarded as ROLE MODELS. They  are to be honoured at the maiden edition of the COUPLES & PARENTS OF VIRTUES & VALUES GALA NIGHT & AWARDS CEREMONY is planned to hold in Lagos on Friday JUNE 28, 2019, Also included are parents who have demonstrated exceptional relationships with their female children and assisted them to succeed in life.  A few very young Nigerians who could be regarded as high flyers/achievers and high flyers are to be recognized at the function.  These are very plausible ways of positive influences on the society as one of the ways of building a more progressive and progressive polity.

The social development campaign is currently wholly funded by TERRIFIC HEADLINES. However, sponsors, including the private sector and public-spirited individuals and organizations who believe in this worthy cause are encouraged to come on board as PARTNERS/SUPPORTERS.

FEMI ADELEGAN; INITIATOR/CEO; Terrific Headlines