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    WE BUILD AWARENESS ABOUT THE INFLUENCE AND IMPACT OF NEGATIVE MUSIC, SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION & INTERNET THREATS ON YOUTH

About Us

Who We Are

Why EKCO Nation

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.

Our Campaigns

Core Initiatives

Pure Music

An educational campaign teaching about the power of music and its influence and impact on our brains, behaviour and culture.

EKCO Wise

Educational campaign teaching families and youth about the impact of social media and digital addiction on behaviour, mental health and socialization. We teach about internet threats and safety practices.

Caribbean EKCO

A development and outreach campaign for promoting the Gospel using Christian music and performing artists. We partner with international missions and tours organizations to take performance teams to the world.

Chilled Vibez

A wholesome entertainment environment for engaging youth and the promotion of positive music and artists.

What We Do

Our Activities

Educational Programmes
Educational Programmes
100%
Conferences, Seminars, Events
Conferences, Seminars, Events
100%
Behavioural Research
Behavioural Research
100%
Outreach Campaigns
Outreach Campaigns
100%
Internet and Print Campaigns
Internet and Print Campaigns
50%
Radio Shows and Campaigns
Radio Shows and Campaigns
50%

Book an EKCO Nation Session

Request a session for your school, camp, youth group, church or organization.

Get Involved

Become a Partner

Become a Donor or Sponsor

The success of this movement is dependent upon the financial support and/or donations of gifts in kind by corporations, private sponsors, funding agencies and individuals. Your support is an investment in a positive future for our Youth and nation.

Volunteer

Get involved to positively impact our youth. Help us get our message out to safeguard our youth and families. Become an ambassador of our message or become a volunteer in our outreach and educational campaigns.

Become a Facilitator

Click the link above or contact us to book or host an EKCO Nation session for your school, youth group, camp, church, organization, community or event.

Follow, Promote and Support

Like and follow EKCO Nation on social media and online. Share and endorse our messages, campaigns, and events with your friends and on social media. Be there! Attend and support our campaigns and events and bring along someone.

Call to Action

Various studies have shown that teenagers exposed to music and music videos with violence, sex and substance abuse; are more likely to act hostile towards others, get arrested and have multiple sex partners and STI's.

Studies found that Social Media addiction produces the same addictive traits of alcoholism and cigarette smoking. The more time youth spend on social media and the internet; the higher the risk of suffering from depression, cyber-bullying, low self-image and exposure to harmful content.

Our Response is to: REACH, ENGAGE, EDUCATE, EQUIP, ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER.

Our Youth Need Positive Alternatives, Positive Change!

Recent News & Events

Latest Posts

We Need You for our Think Tank!!

Youth Support Think Tank Hi guys, thank you for your support of the EKCO Nation movement and our mission to “Change the Culture, Change the Future”. Over the last 18…

Parenting & Youth Seminars Review

  Informational & Impactful The Change the Culture Parenting and Youth Seminars were held on Saturday, July 6th in association with HFS Elevate and the McKenzie Project. The Parenting Seminar was…

Change the Culture Youth Summit Review

Impactful, Inspirational, Transformational From July 5th – 6th 2019, EKCO Nation teamed up with Leadership Summit Barbados and HFS ELevate to conduct the Change the Culture campaign. The campaign comprised…

Who We Reach

Key Target Audiences

Students and Young Adults

We have reached over 1,000 students and young adults through our educational campaigns in schools, camps, and youth groups. Our primary target audience is youth between the ages of 10 and 25.

Parents & Guardians

We seek to educate and equip parents on how to respond to challenges negative influences in music, and social media and internet threats present. We have engaged over 200 parents in partnership with PAREDOS, PTA's and churches across the island.

Performing Artists

We have hosted conferences and seminars for the development and promotion of over 150 artists from more than six countries. We challenge them to use the talent and influence to be conduits of positive social transformation.

National Campaigns

We have conducted several radio campaigns and national public events promoting our message and advocating against violent music on national radio. These activities have reached thousands of persons.

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Drax Hall Woods

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