A Non-Governmental Organistion, Care and Action Research, CaRE-NGO has inaugurated Drugs and Substance Abuse-free Club in 15 Junior Secondary Schools in Kaduna metropolis.

The NGO’s Executive Director, Joy Dogo said at the inauguration ceremony in Kaduna that the measure was to prevent drugs and substance abuse among adolescents in the state.

She noted that the Prevention of Drugs and Substance Abuse Among Adolescent project was being supported by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC.

Joy explained that the clubs, made up of 20 members in each of the 15 schools, totaling 300 students, were trained on the dangers and prevention of drugs and substance abuse.

The Project Officer, Mendos Dogo said that the clubs had developed work plans that would guide their activities in their respective schools. He added that CaRE-NGO would carry out monthly supervision of the clubs to monitor their activities to ensure sustainability.

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