SUPPORT conducts “Drug Awareness and Prevention Programme” among the school students in and around Mumbai, as well as through one of our NGO networking partners in the northern districts of Karnataka state. As per feedback received from the schools, we have also started a training programme for the teachers, to conduct this programme and further disseminate this message among the students in their schools.
The objective of this programme is generating awareness and developing perspective among high school students on the serious ill effects of drug addiction. We have termed this module as ‘Gateway Drugs’, as school children are most susceptible in these years to experiment with drugs. They are also very vulnerable at this age to influences from various sections of society.
More than 15,000 students are benefiting annually through this programme.