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NYSC Frequently Ask Questions "Community Development Service (CDS)"

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Fadeyi Oluwaseun
Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho
B.tech Marketing
200Level, Nigeria.

Is a year round programme of the NYSC in which corps members are organized to work with local communities to promote and execute development projects in their host communities.

The following is a list of approved CDS Groups, their Purpose and Activities

1. Corps Legal Aid Group (CLAG)

Purpose
- Free legal services to less privileged and indigent prison inmate (victim of denial and violation of right)
- Sensitization of the public on fundamental human right

Activities
Advocacy, Visit of prison, Legal services to inmate and indigent persons and public lectures and awareness on fundamental human rights

2. Sport Group

- Creates avenue for recreation and healthy rivalry among Corp member and community.
- Arouse the consciousness of healthy and purposeful lifestyle through participation of one physical activities or the other
- Identify talent among Corp member

Participation in sport competitions, Identifying and training members of the community, Organising sport competitions

3. Cultural and Tourism Group (Band Dance-drama and Tourism)

- Promoting act and culture
- Dissemination of vital socio economic and political problems and prospects

Identifying talent, Entertainment, Setting up schemes theatre groups

4. Education and Development Group ( Mass Literacy, Adult Education and Murals) ICT

- Enhance education standard of the host community
- Career guidance and counselling of students

Campaign against illiteracy, Organising extramural classes for adults, Organising of in-school programmes

5. Environmental Protection and Sanitation Group (NEMA Ecovanguard)

- To protect and sustain healthy environment
- To create awareness on sustainable environment, management and regeneration

Disaster management, Tree planting, Sanitation, Drainage control, Erosion control, Reforestation, and Landscaping

6. Editorial/Publicity Group

- Compliment the activities of of NYSC PRU in disseminating information to the community

Making presentations on mass media to enlightened people on socio-cultural education

7. Road Safety Group

- To contribute to public safety in our roads

Sensitization and control of traffic, Rendering of first aid to accidents victims, Establishments of road safety club in schools

8. Reproductive Health and HIV. AIDS Groups

- To train and mentor students
- To mobilize and strengthen community based responses on HIV/AIDS prevention

Sensitization and campaign

9. Anti corruption (EFCC and ICPC) Group

- To help to eradicate corruption through campaign

Sensitization, Creation of awareness in schools and organisations, Establish Anti-corruption group in schools

10. Service Delivery Group (Attitudinal changes, Re-branding)

- Sensitization on service delivery and good work ethics

Sensitization, Training, Group discussion on value and reorientation

11. MDGs

- To create awareness and actualize the 8 goal of nysc

Advocacy and mentoring of the host community.

12. Medical and Health Services Group (Red Cross, Breast without spot, Polio Plus etc)

- Promotion and provision of medical services

Health outreach, First Aids administration, Establishments of community based clinic, setting up a clinic in nysc secretariat

13. Drug Free and Quality Control Group (NDLEA, NAFDAC, SON)

- Eradication of fake and adulterated food and drugs
- Create awareness on damage of drug abuse

Campaign and sensitization, Establishments of drug free clubs in schools, Ensure linkage with the host communities.

14. Agro-Allied Group

- Support Agro-Allied activities in host community
- To promote better food production and security

Demonstrate Farm extension services, Establishments of farmer cooperative societies, Advocacy, Teaching of new farming techniques to communities, Training and capacity building, Establishments of young farmers club in host communities.

15. Charity Group

- To improve living standard of the down trodden

Mobilize fund and other resources for the less privileged, Visits of orphanage and prisons, Donations of materials to homes

16. Gender Vanguard

- To create awareness on gender equality
- Campaign against human trafficking and child abuse

Sensitization, Public enlightenment and campaign

Source: NYSC doc 2017

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