THE AFRICAN YOUTH: 

DRUG ABUSE

Molding the young mind to be CRITICAL THINKERS is PARAMOUNT.

THECASE

The use of drugs among young people between the ages of 12 and 17 is on the rise. Currently, about 70 per cent of the inmates at the psychiatric hospitals in Ghana falls within this age bracket. The Narcotic Board Control Statistics also show that the youth from the junior and senior high schools and tertiary institutions make up the majority.

THEREALITY

The course of the alarming rate of the abuse especially among the youth can be traced to the high unemployment among the youth, the frustration of highly qualified students not having access for further education and the general economic situation in the country.

OURSOLUTION

Drug Abuse Counselling Clubs

 

Using current monitoring and evaluation techniques available to the Psychiatric hospital, results of the first the cycle of counseling will be reported within the first year.

The institutionalization of Drug Abuse Counselling Clubs in schools and communities across the nation to encourage peer education on drug abuse. The MEF proposes to facilitate the institutionalization of Drug Abuse Counselling Clubs in Ghana with our lead facilitator Dr. Joseph Asare in 2019.

Led by our Distinguished Laureate Dr. James B Asarea Millennium Excellence Foundation recipient, an advocate for the prevention of drug abuse and its consequences, has developed a wide-reaching and effective solution.

COUNSELING GROUPS

IN SCHOOLS

LET'S MAKE HISTORY TOGETHER

© 2019 MEF Endowment Fund

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