Children’s day! A special day to recognize, honor, celebrate, and appreciate children who are God’s gift.
The celebration is held on different days in several countries. In Nigeria, it is celebrated on the 27th of May, annually.
Drug Free World Africa has sent drug-free messages to commemorate children on their special day.
The president of DFWA Engr. Chinagorum Nkaru, said children are the leaders of tomorrow and a special gift to us and must be treated as such.
“Children are our tomorrow; they deserve a drug-free community. teach, educate no to drug abuse.
Children are said to be gifts from God. It doesn’t matter the sex and physical state or condition of the child. These children are the future of many generations treat them as such”
Engr. Nkaru explained to the children what drugs are and made emphasis on what drug abuse is all about and its dangers to their bodies when taken.
She pleaded with parents to always teach their kids what drugs are, their functions, and drugs that are harmful or illegal to take.
“Parents should try to teach and explain what drugs are, their functions, and which drugs are harmful or illegal to their children. They should Stick to the facts and don’t make drugs sound glamorous or fun, and don’t over exaggerate the harms. Always consider what is age-appropriate information for your child”, she said,
She also advised parents to take care of their teens and pay attention to them to know their whereabouts and the kind of friends they follow.
“Know your teen’s activities, Pay attention to your teen’s whereabouts, Establish rules and consequences, Know your teen’s friends, Keep track of prescription drugs, Provide support, Set a good example for your children” she stated,
Children are our tomorrow; they deserve a drug-free community. teach, educate them and teach them to say no to drug abuse.
May you grow up to be drug-free youths, best wishes from all of us at Drug Free World Africa.