14 November 2017
For Youths By Youths in conjunction with Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment is set to host a drug abuse campaign this Friday in Hatcliffe.
This follows rampant abuse of dangerous drugs which continues to be on the increase among youths in Zimbabwe.
Wilbert Jena founder and director of For Youths By Youths said he decided to form the organization to eliminate drug abuse and other related issues.
“We have engaged police, Health and Child Care and Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development ministries to conduct joint awareness campaigns against drug abuse to mitigate the situation.
“No one questions the severity of the drug problem and its effects on young people. Academic results suffer and even worse drugs undermine health and destroy young lives. The solution is to reach out to them with effective, fact based drug education before they start on drugs. This is why we are using different tactics to nip the practice in the bud,” he said.
FYBY is an NGO based in Mufakose and made up of 20 members.