Project Title: Positive and Encouraging Thoughts (P.E.T.S) Clubs
“Children who have high self-esteem have an easier time handling conflicts, resisting negative pressures, and making friends. They laugh and smile more and have a generally optimistic view of the world and their life” – Encyclopedia of Children Health
Facts and Figures
Adolescents start to have the computational and decision-making skills of an adult, if given the time and access to information.
The brain continues to change throughout life, but there are huge leaps in development during teenage years.
A child’s brain develops rapidly during the first 5 years of life, especially the first 3.
A teen needs at least 9 to 10 hours of sleep a night, but they hardly get it.
39% of teens admitted to lying about their age to gain access to websites.
Peer pressure can either be a positive or negative influence
• Community development
• To produce healthy and active kids and teens
• To empower young people to have a positive image and a healthy self esteem
• To project the KAI brand and enhance her vision
To encourage the development of STEM skills
Empower young people to handle life challenges with ease
Learn to recognize ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts)
Create PETS (Positive and Encouraging Thoughts) that crush ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts)
Help gain valuable, lifelong skills and build a circle of ‘PEP’ (Positive and Encouraging People) around themselves.
To create hygienic rivalry among the students
Positive and Encouraging Thoughts (P.E.T.S.) Clubs
Adolescence is the period of developmental transition between childhood and adulthood. It involves changes in personality, as well as in physical, intellectual and social development. During this time of change, teens are faced with many issues and decisions. Some key issues that can have great impact on teenagers are:
Self Esteem issues
Tobacco, Drug and Alcohol
Anxious feelings, worries, or fears are common among children and adolescents. Many children experience a normal amount of apprehension in certain situations, whether it is about an upcoming test at school or a thunderstorm.
Children and Adolescents have so much energy and drive, and they must be helped to channel them positively, else we would have an undeveloped and crueler world.
A healthy and confident child will ultimately become a healthy and confident adult.
Project Period: 2 years
Target Audience: Secondary School Students (Both Junior and Senior Students)
Method of Operation
To have not less than 25 Pet Clubs in Oyo State ; 15 in Private Schools and 10 in Public Schools (all materials needed and used will be provided by the Organization)
Meeting will be twice a month; the students will meet together once, then the second meeting will be with an official of the organization).
Each School will have a PET blog
Each PET club member will be referred to as ‘Ambassador’
Oyo State PET club will represent Nigeria.
PET club in Ghana will be from time to time compete with and train with PET club in Nigeria
Invest in younger generation, secure the future!#petsinschool