Community Development Service (CDS) is one of four (4) primary aspect of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programs in which members of the corps contribute significantly to the development of their host communities throughout the National Service Period. In this article i will be listing out the best NYSC CDS group to join during the service year.
Available NYSC CDS Groups
There are up to 40 available CDS groups available, whereby each corp member is allowed to join at most one of the CDS groups.
However, your local government might not have more than 10 to 12 CDS groups where you will have to join of the groups.
In this article i will be listing the best NYSC CDS groups to join as a corp member.
Best NYSC CDS Groups
Below are the 8 best NYSC CDS groups:
1. DRUG FREE & QUALITY CONTROL CDS Group (NDLEA, NAFDAC, SON)
Drug Free & Quality Control is one of the best cds group to join during NYSC.
- Eradication of fake and adulterated foods and drugs
- Create awareness on danger of drug abuse
- Campaign and Sensitization
- Establishment of drug free clubs in Schools
- Ensuring linkages with the host Communities
2. ANTI-CORRUPTION CDS GROUP (EFCC & ICPC)
Anti-Corruption group is divided into Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) are also one of the best CDS to join during NYSC.
- To help in eradicating corruption through Campaign
- Creation of awareness in schools and organizations
- Establish Anti Corruption Corps members in schools
3. EDITORIAL/PUBLICITY CDS Group
Editorial/Publicity CDS group is among the best CDS every corp member should wish to join.
- Compliment the activities of the NYSC PRO in disseminating Information to the Community
- Making presentation on mass media to enlighten people on socio-cultural education
4. ROAD SAFETY CLUB (RSC) CDS Group
Road safety club group one of the best CDS to join during NYSC, due to the benefits involved.
- To contribute to public safety on our roads
- Sensitization and control of traffic
- Rendering first aid to accident victims
- Establishment of road safety clubs in school.
5. MEDICAL & HEALTH SERVICES CDS Group (Red Cross, Breast Without Spot, Polio Plus etc.)
Medical & Health Service group is one of the best CDS to join during NYSC, it has a lot of significance attached.
- Promotion and provision of Medical Services
- Health outreach
- First Aid administration
- Establishment of Community based clinic
- Setting up of clinic for the NYSC Secretariat
6. CULTURAL & TOURISM CDS Group (Band, Dance, Drama & Tourism)
Cultural & Tourism CDS group is a very good NYSC CDS.
- Promoting arts and Culture
- Dissemination of vital socio-economic and political problems and prospects
- Identifying talents
- Setting up of the schemes theatre groups
7. MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGs) CDS GROUP
Millenim Development Goals (MDGs) is also one of the best CDS to join during NYSC service year.
- To create awareness and actualize the 8 goals of MDGs
- Advocacy and Mentoring of the host community
8. DISASTER MANAGEMENT Group (NEMA)
Disaster Management group is among the best CDS to join during NYSC.
- To create awareness on disaster management
- To disseminate information on how to manage disasters through Corps Emergency Vanguards
- Public enlightenment on disaster management and control through the emergency Vanguards
- Liaison with NEMA on how to assist during emergencies
- Formation of emergency vanguard club in schools