By Confidence News Nigeria

In an effort to combat the growing concern of drug abuse among students, the MOK Foundation has launched a comprehensive drug abuse awareness campaign in secondary schools across Offa and Oyun LGAs. The campaign, titled ” SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND CRIME PREVENTION AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL
STUDENTS” aims to educate students about the dangers of drug abuse, promote healthy choices, and provide support for those struggling with addiction.

The campaign was launched in response to alarming statistics showing a significant increase in drug use among teenagers. According to recent studies, “findings show that people between the ages of 12-20 consume more than 1/10 of all alcohol consumed in Nigeria.1 secondary school students in Nigeria abuse alcohol more than any other drug” highlighting the need for urgent action to address this critical issue.

The MOK Foundation recognizes that secondary school students are particularly vulnerable to drug use, as they face various pressures, including peer influence, academic stress, and social media exposure. To address this, the campaign will focus on equipping students with knowledge, skills, and support to resist drug use and build healthy relationships.

Key Components of the Campaign

  • Interactive Presentations: Engaging sessions led by experts and former drug users will share personal experiences, highlighting the dangers and consequences of drug abuse.
  • Educational Materials and Resources: Students will receive informative brochures, posters, and online resources to reinforce the message and provide support.
  • Q&A Sessions and Counseling Services: Trained counselors will be available for one-on-one sessions, offering guidance and support for students struggling with drug use or related issues.
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentorship: Trained student ambassadors will serve as role models, sharing their own experiences and encouraging their peers to make healthy choices.
  • Teacher Training: Educators will receive resources and training to identify early warning signs of drug use and provide appropriate support.
  • Parent Engagement: Parents will be encouraged to participate in workshops and receive resources to help them address drug use with their children.

Goals and Objectives

  • Raise awareness about the dangers of drug abuse among secondary school students
  • Provide education and support to prevent drug use
  • Encourage healthy choices and lifestyle habits
  • Offer resources and counseling services for students struggling with drug use
  • Engage parents and teachers in the support network

By launching this comprehensive campaign, the (MOK Foundation) aims to create a drug-free future for young people, empowering them to make informed choices and build healthy relationships. Join us in shaping a brighter, healthier tomorrow for our youth.