Drug Free World Africa has taken their campaign against drug abuse to secondary schools in Imo State.
The campaign which is tagged ‘Reach Kids Before Drugs Do’ is designed to sensitize school children on the dangers of all forms of drug abuse.
Dr. Lina Okereke who led the campaign for DFWA said that most drug addicts started at a very ten-der age and it is important to start the sensitization at that level.
Dr. Okereke who is also the Special Adviser on Health Matters to Imo State Governor, said that drug abuse no longer has age boundaries, adding that if nothing is done to sensitize the students on the looming dangers, they might be lost to drugs forever.
“We have already tagged it Reach Kids Before Drugs Do. It is a practical campaign to teach them the truth about drug abuse”
“Drug Free World Africa is complementing the efforts of other stakeholders in this sector and this is to mark the Children Mental Health Week in Imo State”, she said.
The schools visited include Holy Ghost College Owerri; Amaini High School Ihitte Uboma; Communi-ty Secondary School Orogwe, and Government College Owerri.