Most youth spend at least 24 hours a week engaged on social media, the internet and listening to music. It has become a way of life for young people today, however, these mediums may carry threats, negative messages and influences, that impact their brains, their mindsets, their behaviour, and youth culture. These harmful elements include cyberbullying, social media addiction, FOMO, child predators and music endorsing drug abuse, violence, and sexual deviance. These negative influences result in a reported increase in deviant behaviour, depression, suicide and mental health issues amongst youth and children.
EKCO Nation was formed to build public awareness, educate and equip youths and parents about these threats and destructive influences present in these mediums; and the need to safeguard our minds and families to minimize the negative impact they can have. We promote positive alternatives and practices that engage and encourage youth to make better lifestyle choices.
EKCO Nation is a registered charity No. 1429 under the Charities Act of Barbados and we have conducted several educational and outreach campaigns in schools, camps, churches, correctional institutions and communities across Barbados and the Caribbean.
The mission of our organization is “Change the Culture, Change the Future”.
EKCO is an acronym for Endorsing Kingdom Culture Only.