JCI Festac is a local chapter in JCI Nigeria, a membership-based non-profit organization.
JCI Festac has the aim of actualizing visionary leadership, Guided by a four sided program which provides tremendous opportunities:
- individual development,
- management and business training,
- community activities and
Within Amuwo Odofin community, we have successfully execute various impacting community development projects and individual development seminars.
Our initiative is driven by passion and total demonstration of commitment by members.
We are also motivated by the positive results and feedback we get and this gives us the backing to work harder.
Each JCI Member shares the belief that in order to create lasting positive change, we must improve ourselves and the world around us.
Engaging in activities ranging from sustainable development to international projects, we take responsibility for our communities while improving ourselves through participation, leadership and action.
We seek targeted solutions to the unique problems in our communities to build a better world, creating global impact.
With the objective to create sustainable impact in 2016, JCI Festac partnered with Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Police Force – Festac Command, Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) Amuwo Odofin Unit and Road Transport Employers’ Association .
we enlightened the major commercial drivers in Amuwo odofin (Mini Bus Drivers and Keke Napep – Tricycle Drivers) on the need to obey traffic regulations, and paying attention to their environment and waste management, in order to create sustainable community for us all.
In promoting sustainable development goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) we were able to empower this mini bus and tricycle drivers in their park at 2nd rainbow, Amuwo with substantial information on road safety rules and regulations and waste management.
Our objectives were
- 1) To educate the major commercial drivers within our community about road safety rules and regulations
- 2) To encourage the commercial drivers to obey road safety rules by having a free training session to be facilitated by the Federal Road Safety Corps
- 3) To enlighten the commercial drivers on the need to respect the Police and obey the road safety rules to minimize police restrictions and detentions within the community
- 4) To enlighten the commercial drivers on waste management to create a sustainable community for everyone
The park association and drivers were very coperative and we appreciate FRSC, Nigeria Police Force – Festac Command, KAI and RTEAN for their support towards the success of this safety advocacy.