CITAD Sensitizes Students On GBV, Dangers of Drugs Abuse in Kano

INFOMEDIA – A Non-Governmental Organization, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has organized a sensitization programme to enlighten students on Gender Based Violence and the dangers of drugs abuse and their negative effects on the society in Kano as part of activities to mark the International Youths Day.

The sensitization campaign with a theme “Youths Sensitization on Substance Abuse and Gender-Based Violence” took place at GSS Kofar Nassarawa and GGSS Shekara both in Kano metropolis.

Recall that August 12th was set aside every year by the United Nations to celebrate young people, look at the challenges confronting them and proffer sustainable solutions to solve them.

The theme for this year’s International Youth Day (IYD) is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health.”

Mal. Ibrahim Nuhu, the Program Coordinator of the Centre, says the Centre is sensitizing schools students in Kano state against substance abuse and gender-based violence in commemoration of International Youths Day. Nuhu said that they decided to create awareness in secondary schools in order to educate them on the dangers involved of engaging self in any form of drugs abuse.

He noted that knowing the volatile nature and the portend consequences of substance abuse and gender-based violence on the youths and the general public provide the impetus for the centre to contribute by educating the students to avoid the devil acts.

According to him, the training will go a long way in helping the students to resist the temptation of going into drugs abuse as well as understanding the form, types and nature of gender-based violence in order to report cases of abuse in their respective claime.

He said that drug abuse and gender-based violence had affected many youths and the society negatively, hence the need for effective measures to eradicate the menace.

On her part, Haj. Zainab Ado Ma,aji, the Director of Government Girls Senior Secondary School Shekara, represented by Mal. Sahabi Yusuf, senior master in charge of special duties, advised parents and guardians to always monitor the movement of their children in order not to be influenced by bad friends. She said part of the school authority’s effort to suppress any act of gender-based violence in the school, it sets up a committee of Guardian and Counseling for the girl childs to report any act of violence by students and staff of the school.

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