The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), in collaboration with the United Youth Leaders of Barbados is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to promote a drug-free society.
The council will stage a NCSA Youth Seminar that will target third form students from over 21 public and private secondary schools on Thursday, January 31, at Solidarity House, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
According to Community Programme Officer, Makaeda Greenidge: "As Government’s lone anti-drug entity, we want to educate and target all members of society – and what better way than to focus on our young people.?? This particular seminar will seek to educate third formers about the dangers of drugs and the correlation between drug use, HIV, AIDS and other STIs."
Explaining that it was their hope to solicit feedback from the youth about their level of knowledge of drugs, drug use and their myriad of consequences, the Programme Officer noted that they planned to use the information gained for the continual development of the NCSA’s programming.
Activities will include a drug presentation by the Royal Barbados Police Force, dramatic and video presentations and discussions.??