To set up institutions in Nigeria and other African nations to educate and sensitize the grass root mass of our people on the need to practice democracy, the benefits and rights accruing to and the duties or responsibilities to be borne by the people.
The production of mass literature on the democratic process, institutions and structure, and the general
principles of democratic governance printed in relevant local languages of the people to be used at local educational groups, rural peasants and urban working class seminars, leadership training centers, advertorials, holiday workshops and other networking activities.
Since a greater percentage of the population comprises of the youth, any pursuit of democracy, which does not place adequate emphasis on youth-related development will mean the neglect of the storehouse of future democratic leadership.
Accordingly, the ALO shall establish a centre for Youth Leadership Training (YLT) and Sports Development Programs (SDP) and shall collaborate with relevant federal and state government ministries to encourage greater youth participation in democratic processes and provide facilities for amateur sport development. In this regard, ALO shall encourage our well-established sports Ambassadors in football and other sports to provide motivational and material inspiration to other amateur potentials.
ALO shall campaign for adequate attention to be paid to environmental problems of our time through the Friends Of The Earth (FOTE) annual conference, which shall draw specialists and policy makers in the fields, implementers and/or executors to examine among other things the changing face of our environment with regards to desertification, erosion and to solutions thereof. ALO shall design programs aimed at economic empowerment of the people for full participatory democratic culture to take root.
Presently, the ALO is rehabilitating the disabled and displaced in war-ravaged parts of Africa, providing succor to refugees to Rwanda and Liberia. We have provided assistance to victims of floods and other natural disasters e.g. Aguleri and Umuleri. We are working with other NGO’s like the Family Vocational Institute, Nigeria etc in providing humanitarian services to destitute. The League is organizing OPERATION FEED THE POOR in some selected cities. We are planning to feed over 5,000 disabled and less privileged members of the society. We intend to make this a continuous exercise in all parts of Africa. ALO also aims at educating the public about AIDS in order to prevent the transmission of HIV.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- To help address, locally, the colossal environmental challenges that have engulfed the world today, and Nigeria in particular, thereby securing the environment for posterity.
- To mobilise the rising generation as agents of an ethical behaviour change that will make our social and physical environments safe and habitable f or all.
- To join hands with Government, Development Partners and other Stake-Holders in the development and protection of the environment.
- To recruit and train interested youths as Environmental Ethics & Safety Marshalls, deploying them in various projects geared towards realising our stated aims and objectives
- To carry out all such other activities, within the ambits of law, that will enable us realise our aims and objectives.
ESCORP’s Strategy for the realisation of its aims and objectives is the Flagship programme titled, “MASS ACTION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, SANITATION & HYGIENE, MAESSAH.”
To mobilised enough manpower for the MAESSAH projects, the Environmental Ethics & Safety Corps recruits male and female youths (in gender equity) in the States of the Federation, who are trained and deployed as Environmental Ethics & Safety Marshalls, to carry out the following key exercises:
- Environmental Ethics & Safety Education and Enlightenment.
- Environmental Ethics & Safety Surveillance
- Environmental Regulations Compliance Cultivation
- Enforcement, (where and when necessary only!).
- Citizenship & Behaviour Modification Education, to promote Ethics, Values, Standards, Integrity & Goodwill (EVASING), at the grassroots.
- Quick Responses, Relief, Rehabilitation to, and Re-integration of, victims of environmental hazards/disasters.
- Research & Development in the Environment sector.
The E-S Marshalls are to be deployed in MDAs, Schools and Communities as the case may be (i.e. depending on which of the MAESSAH projects they are assigned to).
The MAESSAH programme is designed to be self-funding in the long run.
But it will require financial support for a take-off and stabilization. It is expected that the Federal, State and Local Governments will play key roles in raising the initial funds for these projects.
Other sources of funding will include donations from all stake-holders on the Environment (public and private) who are benefiting from the services of the E-S Marshalls.
It is in this regard that MDAs, Educational and other Institutions will be expected to provide regular monthly allowances to the Marshalls serving with them.
There will also be special Fund Raisers to create a Donor-Fund Basket, to be jointly administered by Government, other relevant stakeholders and ESCORP.
To complement the activities of various Environmental Agencies of both Government and other private Stakeholders, thus bridging the wide gap between Policy and Impact in the society.