..Condemns discrimination, stigmatisation
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
As part of the determination for the continuation of training the trainers to empower them to ensure drug- free society, the 2021 WHO’s World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) Award Winner and Founder of Eye Opener Foundation for Youth and Women Mrs. Magret K. Julius said they’ve trained more trainers on the use of tobacco and substance abused in Kaduna state.
The president of the foundation Mrs Julius who disclosed this in a speech during the training of trainers on Saturday in Kaduna state, however warned against any form of discrimination and stigmatization against people using tobacco and other substance abuse.
She said “The training of today is the continuation of our training the trainers. We have been empowering teenagers, early and late adolescent on how to help prevent the use of tobacco and other substances.
“All hands must be on deck in order to have a tobacco and drug- free Nation. We teach and train the trainer on how to get the work of prevention right so that they can save lives.
“I am happy to see our teenager involving in this work. One of the people that thought about the danger of Tobacco is a teenager (Ahmed ), he has great passion and skill in prevention.
“We thought about the part of the brain, their function and how substance can thwart the function or operation of the brain.
“I encouraged all participants not to discriminate any one using Tobacco and substances and also to avoid using stigmatising words to any one using Tobacco or substance.
“The training will continue”, she said, calling on all likes minded labourer to connect to them and also called on Donors and sponsors to connect to the foundation.
According to her the foundation gave out free Tobacco Abstinence Club jackets to the first set of active members of the Tobacco Abstinence Club (T A Club).
Abubabar Abdullahi student. Lawal Magaji district secretary in a Gawgwada district, Chikun LG, Miss Abraham as well as.Blessing Onuh among other participants who spoke in an interview commended the organizer for the initiative, describing it as a well intended and character modding training programme.
Earlier, a female resource person asked participants practical step needed if confronted with addict,
while a district Head shared his smoking experienced with the participants on addiction, and on dangers associated with the habits.