Making A Difference With Your NYSC Year

Hello and welcome!

My name is Frances Okoro, the author of “Making A Difference With Your NYSC Year”.

I would love to give you a bit of a background into this book… and the best place to start would be for you to watch a video on a speech I gave at NYSC Lagos Camp based on the message of this book.


Watch below or on my youtube channel HERE


Few youths actually understand what an incredibly amazing year Nigerian Youth Service Corp (NYSC) affords them.

The NYSC year is usually one of a cross road into destiny or into a ditch.

“Make it or break it”, is the language of this one year basically.


But a lot of youths do not understand this fact and so they go along with the crowd – singing the general chorus of “NYSC should be scrapped! Service to our nation is terrible…”

They sing this chorus without stopping to consider what this year could mean for their lives.

I have seen ladies tumble between the sheets with the wrong guys…

And I have seen guys passionately focused on just booze and football matches during NYSC.


But I wrote “Making A Difference With Your NYSC Year” for one chief purpose; that the mistakes of the past shall not be repeated in the lives of every youth who reads this book.


I look back to my NYSC year in hindsight and I see God laying the foundations for my life with that year.

I also was faced with the temptation of just having a boyfriend and going along with the crowd, but I believed that my life meant more than just going along with the general consensus.

I stuck with the right decision no matter what anyone had to say about it.


But despite the terrible news that abounded, I set my mind on the fact that mine will be a worthwhile year and with a personal business in the bag, seminars held in schools, young secondary school students mentored by me, two books released during the year with a successful book launch, a recommendation letter from my NYSC State co-ordinator along with some personal savings to boot… I would say that my NYSC year was a worthwhile year indeed.

-Excerpt from the book’s Introduction


In this book you’ll delve into different areas on how to make a difference during your NYSC Year.


The book is split into five chapters. And the very first chapter is an attack on the general mind set of young people that NYSC is a waste of time and abilities. Young people are advised to revamp their mind, lay aside every negativity and self limiting thoughts and forge ahead to make a difference that could be impactful for the rest of their lives.

The second chapter lays out steps to making a difference in the lives of others. It speaks briefly on how to discover purpose, and how it is paramount to meeting the needs of others. This chapter is rich because not only does it tie purpose to the Community Development Service (CDS) which every NYSC corper must be a part of, it also lays out steps on how to carry out Personal CDS, from sponsorship to getting approval and also preparing report. The author (bless her heart!) was so kind to provide draft of various letters she used during her time.

-Grace Oche


You’ll learn, you’ll be impacted and more importantly, you will be impacted to impact others also.


Purchase your hard copy on Konga HERE

Or purchase the Epub version on Amazon Kindle HERE

Get your copy from Okadabooks HERE

The books are also stocked in Lagos at 3Keystone Bank Crescent, Off Adeyemo Alakija Street, Lagos.

Or if you prefer, you can call me on 07035539092/mail for details on how to get your bulk purchases/any other info.




I no longer want NYSC to be scrapped. ‘Making a difference with your NYSC year’ by Frances Okoro has helped reshape my mind towards NYSC. I even now find myself praying into my own experience which is still one year from now. I am utterly sure that reading this book will do the same for every youth who opens their mind to the lessons shared by Frances.

Not only did she share her experiences, she beautifully put in business ideas in this book! Who does that?

So, now, I have business ideas even before I start my NYSC year.

Need ideas on projects and businesses to embark on during your NYSC year?

Purchase this book and thank me later! Or thank me now, whichever way is fine!

-Bolaji Olorisade


I found it very honest and practical.

That’s the main thing for me.

The talk about finances, breaking it down into bits and percentages was a really good one.

Emphasizing on God, also suggesting small businesses too is really great.

As I said, very very practical.

Really good work


Lawyer and writer.


This book is the snap that is needed to awaken every young person going into, or already in the NYSC program, to live one year of purpose for God, the communities and themselves.

By the time you are done with this book, you will be a corper that has an entrepreneurial outlook, adding value to yourself and others.

I have read this book twice already and it has blessed me.

It geared me up and gave me passion for my personal CDS, which I am currently running. I recommend that you give it to your child, aunt, uncle, brother, friend, anyone who is a corper and watch that life become transformed.

-Grace Oche

Lawyer and Christian blogger



Remember, you can order your hard copy to be delivered to wherever you are in Nigeria on Konga HERE

Purchase the Epub version on Amazon Kindle HERE

And get your copy from Okadabooks

The books are also stocked in Lagos at 3Keystone Bank Crescent, Off Adeyemo Alakija Street, Lagos.

Or if you prefer, call 07035539092/mail for details on how to get your bulk purchases/any other info.



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