Kudumbashree to launch anti-drug drive in schools
Ambalapuzha: The Alappuzha Kudumbashree District Mission has launched an anti-drug drive in schools. The project aims to help students recover from alcohol and drug addiction.
The Kudumbashree project envisaged to keep school students away from drugs and alcohol abuse.The project will be executed in association with the department of social justice, excise and school authorities.
Kudumbashree has decided to launch the project after students of a school near Ambalapuzha took drugs and liquor during a leisure trip.
A total of 25 women, trained as community councillors, are working under Kudumbashree Gender Programme.
The community councillors are trained to work in the society, including prevention of violence against children and promote anti-drug campaign among children.
Kudumbashree District Mission has planned to deploy this team of community councillors to schools for the anti-drug campaign.
“Kudumbashree has launched the programme as part of the social responsibility programme. The Vigilance committees will function in association with PTA to check drug abuse among students,” said Kudumbashree District Mission co-ordinator KB Ajayakumar.
Activities of Kudumbashree Anti-drug campaign
- Counselling for students in schools
- Mass counselling to find the factors that influence children to use drugs.
- Solutions to recover from drug abuse.
- The councillors will seek assistance of excise and police to help the children trapped in drug mafia.
- Students who are addicted to drugs and liquor will be taken to de-addiction centres.
- Information received from schools will be reported to Human Protection Officer under department of social justice.
- Vigilance committees will be formed with the participation of PTA, police and public representatives.