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Towards Inculcating Morality among the Youths in Nigeria: The Holy Family Youth Village Example

AM Uzoigwe

Abstract


The youths form the essential segment of every human society. They are the driving force that determines the future and hope of the society. Any human society devoid of the youths is bound to collapse. The impact of the youths at home, church, community and the society at large cannot be overemphasized for they are most cherished by the human society. The youths like the yam stem, require the utmost attention of the society .In an attempt to realize themselves, youths are affected and influenced by the social environment and the social structure in which they live. It is,  therefore, pertinent to acquaint youths with the basic veritable norms,  values, social consciousness and code of conduct without which human  co-existence would be impossible. The family, church, educational   institutions and the State have a stake in this regard. This paper  therefore, examines the effort of ‘Holy Family Youth Village’ towards inculcating morality among the contemporary youths in Nigeria. The paper concludes that the family, church and the state as agents of moral formation have irrevocable responsibility over the youths. However, individuals, industrialists and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) could also venture into the welfare of the youths in Nigeria by initiating programmes that will ensure the realization of morally sound youths so as to ensure healthy human society.



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