The Vanguard Against Drug Abuse (VGADA) in collaboration with the Soaring Youth Foundation, is targeting the provision of therapy and empowerment for 1000 youths in Abuja by the end of next year.
Managing Director, VGADA, Dr Hope Omeiza, disclosed this on Saturday during the flag-off of the Youth Alive Drug Abuse, Sensitization, Self-Awareness and Treatment Project for Wumba Community in Apo Area of Abuja.
The project was also carried out in partnership with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Shekinah International Gospel Ministry, Wumba.
Omeiza said there were many people in many hard-to-reach communities that cannot access and afford treatment, “so on that note we felt it is important to get into communities like the Wumba community where we are flagging -off of this programme to ensure that before the end of next year, we can reach 1000 youths in Abuja.”
He said the project would involve psychological programmes, skills acquisition programmes and social skill programmes.
He said beneficiaries would undergo drug test programmes, drug resistance programmes and several programmes of concern that may have triggered their behaviour towards drug abuse.