This category focus extensively on how bulk SMS can be a massive communication and organization tool among youths today. Also learn the various ways youths can make money from bulk SMS.
We’ve considered at length the various ways in which bulk SMS can be used to great effect on all the NTSC orientation camps currently opened in all the states of the federation. It has been shown that individuals can use this to advertise their business, make money from it, camp platoon EXCOS can also organize the platoon with it, same way the OBS can use it for various purposes.
The Orientation Broadcasting Service (OBS) on every NYSC Orientation camp is the chief source of dissemination of information on camp. The functions of the OBS are enormous, ranging from passing out firsthand updates from camp officials, announcing platoon meetings, and even entertaining the youth Corp members with music and other fun programs. In short, they make the stay on camp anything but boring.
Social night competitions are a regular part of NYSC camp orientation course. These events offer an opportunity for the Corp members to do something different from the parades and lectures which sometimes can be more tiring than exciting. Little wonder everyone loves the night of socials.
NYSC orientation camps aren’t all about the parades and early morning drills. An integral part of the fun during the camping period are the social night competitions which pits platoons against themselves and entertain the audience loads. You definitely don’t want your platoon to just make up the numbers; you will want to win something.
A lot has been said on this handle on how bulk SMS as an effective means of communication can be used effectively in NYSC orientation camps all over the country. You can use it to make money, you can equally advertise your business with it, the OBS can use it to communicate platoon meetings and also give important updates to Corp members among other things.
Every society or group of people who are gathered together for a purpose needs administration if they are to accomplish their set objectives. The NYSC Platoons are also not an exemption. Little wonder then that EXCOS are appointed or elected as the case may be within the platoons.
The NYSC orientation camp period is nothing short of fun. The parades, the mild drills, the social night out, meeting different folks from different states in Nigeria, the social competitions and so on. All these make the 3 weeks orientation course exciting even with the challenges.
You’ll never get enough of important updates and directives during your three (3) weeks stay on NYSC orientation camp. If left on your own, most of these updates and important directives might pass you by, but thanks in part to the Orientation Broadcasting Service (OBS), that communication gap is bridged.
The NYSC Camps orientation broadcasting service (OBS) is charged with the responsibility of disseminating timely information, updates and reminders to Youth Corp members during the duration of the orientation camp. Entertainment is also another important function of the group.
New batch of Youth Corp Members coming to town yet again! NYSC Orientation Camps opening in the 36 states of the federation yet again!! And yes, another golden opportunity to make more money for business inclined individuals!!!
It is a common saying that if you have a product you want to sell or wonderful service you want to render, and you need people who will subscribe to this, your primary target should be the youths. That is in no way far from the truth as youths are the bedrock of any society. Where best can you also get many youths at the same time if not in NYSC orientation camps?
We’ve already seen on this platform that one of the major objectives of an NYSC CDS group is to embark on a CDS project during the course of their service year that will benefit the community they find themselves. We’ve equally seen how bulk SMS can be used to advertise such projects. Once completed though, next comes project launching.
One of the major objectives of any administration of an NYSC CDS group is to embark on a CDS project that will benefit the community they find themselves. In fact, that is exactly the aim of the NYSC CDS scheme.
Based on one of the most important aim of the NYSC scheme, for serving Corp members to provide worthwhile service to the community they are, most of the Community Development Service(CDS) groups have as part of their service, sensitization to the public on various important matters.
It is a thing of great joy to successfully complete the National Youth Service year for thousands of Corp members on their passing out parade day. No more emergency headcounts, no more full khaki every CDS and Clearance day, no more CDS and the various challenges posed by the service year. Above all, the satisfaction that you have successfully served your fatherland is there and the much coveted discharge certificate. Who says you do not deserve a party?
A person, group or organization who has access to bulk SMS service at any chosen time can be said to have the world on her palms and rightly so. Bulk SMS is an effective communication tool for arranging meetings, pass out reminders and the most interesting part; get a full house for a house party or gathering in no time.
The executives of any organization or association as the case may be, have a massive role to play towards ensuring the lasting and enduring success of the association. In order for them to carry out these roles successfully, unity is essential within the group. That is why regular and effective internal communications is a necessity.
It is not a secret that the National Youth Service Year can be a very challenging and tasking year for a youth Corp member. Challenges of living in a completely different place, learning new cultures and even economic challenge that the stipulated monthly allowance can’t obviously take care of. An additional source of income becomes a necessity.
In the exact words of American Computer Programmer, Grace Murray Hopper, “Leadership is a two way street, loyalty up and loyalty down. Respect for one’s superiors and care for one’s crew”. In this brief statement, she underlined the importance of keeping communication open between all parties in any organization.
The importance of effective communication within an NYSC CDS group cannot be overemphasized. We have equally considered the various ways the use of bulk SMS comes in towards efficient organization of the group. Click here to see.
Apart from the major duties that the NYSC CDS groups holds with regard to rendering effective service to the community where the youth Corp members are, the CDS group equally serves as a channel of communication to the Corp members belonging in such groups.
The issue of safety and security has become a major one in Nigeria in recent years. Apart from violence erupting suddenly when least expected, other developments putting safety and security under threat can also happen so fast, more difficult when you are in a place you are not familiar with.
“Communication is the real work of leadership”- Nitin Nohria (Dean of Harvard Business School). This short yet powerful statement just goes to show the massive importance of communication in any organization or association, your NYSC CDS group inclusive.
The role of active, regular and effective communication in a CDS group cannot be overemphasized. From regular meeting reminders to payment of dues reminders, to organizing of EXCOS elections, communicate arrangement for social gatherings, and even for emergencies. And the list goes on and on.
“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy, as all play and no work makes Jack a mere toy”. This is an age long proverb which emphasizes the importance of striking a balance between hard work and relaxation.
All Community Development Service (CDS) groups organized under the National Youth Service Corps, are charged with a responsibility to render a service to the community they find themselves. This services rendered, for most of these groups, involves educating and enlightening of the public or a targeted group of some important information for their general safety and well being.
In light of this, many CDS groups go for public sensitization and awareness on a regular basis. This sensitization is arranged in order to deliver important and beneficial lectures to the general public or their target group based on the core values that the CDS group stands for.
Emergencies are somewhat inevitable in every day affairs of life. We can hardly predict life's occurrences, as life always have twists and unexpected events set up for us. It is the way we handle emergency situations that is the most important thing.
We’ve considered at length the different ways youths currently serving in the NYSC scheme in every state in Nigeria can effectively use bulk SMS as a communication tool especially in their CDS groups. If you’ve missed these, check here. Another area where bulk SMS can efficiently come in for this group is in communicating emergencies.
The uses of SMS for communication within a Community Development Service (CDS) group cannot be overemphasized. Among other things, this could be used to pass across meeting reminders, to communicate changes in meeting time/date, for organizing EXCOS elections, and even individuals can use it for campaign to win an electoral seat.
Another feature of an NYSC CDS group is the payment of dues that are used for smooth running of the group. Most times, Corp members in their individual groups are mandated to pay these modest dues from time to time, which will be used for effectively organizing the affairs of the association.
The arrangement made in the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) scheme, for all serving Corp members in every state in Nigeria to join a community development service has proven to be a huge success over the years. Among other things, it has helped these youths rendering service to their fatherland to impact positively in the community they find themselves.