Balm For the Bruised Foundation Holds 2-days Interactive Sessions with StudentsInternational Day Against Drug Abuse, Illicit Trafficking

Balm For the Bruised Foundation Holds 2-days Interactive Sessions with StudentsInternational Day Against Drug Abuse, Illicit Trafficking

In commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, BALM FOR THE BRUISED FOUNDATION, in conjunction with Standard Secondary School Ichi, had a 2-day interactive sessions with some secondary school students at Ichi in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The programme was also an opportunity for the students to showcase their talents in various crafts and designs.

At the end of the craft and Igbo speaking contest, Miss Favour Igbokwe of Seed of Wisdom International Secondary School, emerged winner in fashion designing while Ebube Maduabrochukwu of Community Secondary School became the winner in both craft and Igbo speaking.

Also as a means of upholding good morals through mentorship, there was a contest for young maidens of the community and Miss Oluoma Nwachukwu, a 200 level student of Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, crowned the face of Ichi and she is expected to use her office alongside her team of other young girls Nwosu Somtochukwu and Ezepue Uzoma to teach youngsters to jettison drugs and immoral behaviours.

Addressing the students, the Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Anambra State Command, Mohammed Idris, represented by the Onitsha Area Commander of the agency, Mr. H.C Obiefule, drilled the students on what he titled “Combating Drug Abuse in our Society” admonishing them to take charge of their destinies.

The Nnewi Diocesan Education Secretary, Venerable Henry Nduka who was full of praises for the organisers of the programme, urged the students to practice what they learnt from the programme to be better students.

The founder, BALM FOR THE BRUISED FOUNDATION, Princess Ekwi Ajide, said, she chose to celebrate the day with students because adolescence is that age when children want to try out new things and play adult roles which if not checked, may spell doom for the individual, their families and the society at large.

She cautioned parents to be good roles models to their children and to always watch out for changes in their behaviours so as to catch on when they start abusing drugs.

Others Who spoke include the School manager of Standard Secondary School Ichi, Venerable Ekene Iroanusi, the principal, Reverend Michael Oputa and Reverend Father Barnabas Obinna of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church Ichi among others extolled the gesture, describing it a move in the right direction to catching them young for a better tomorrow.

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