To curb drug abuse and underage drinking in secondary schools in Ajeromi Ifelodun local government area of Lagos, D Initiative has embarked on a sensitisation campaign.

The students were educated about the effects of various drugs and narcotics and how they gradually damage the system.

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Students in leadership positions from various secondary schools in Ajegunle were also treated to “a workshop on how they can use their positions in their respective schools to influence the students in the school in the area of drug abuse”.

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Ilori Julius, founder of the initiative, encouraged the students to become ambassadors of the project in Ajegunle.

He said: “After conducting a primary based research on drug abuse and Underage drinking among Secondary school students between the ages of 16-21 years old, we realised there is an urgent need for a sensitisation and training program for the youths to say no to drug abuse and underage drinking.

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“Our sustainability plan for this Ajegunle Project is to continue working with these selected students that attended the workshop to reach out to students in their various schools and also serve as our communicator in case they have a case of any student battling drug abuse or drinking.

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