THE National Substance Abuse Advisory Committee (NSAAC) will this week complete assessing and monitoring schools in the North that implemented the program against drug and substance abuse.
Committee director Misaele Driubalavu said the monitoring was to assess the success of the program in participating schools.
"They had chosen the programs to implement in their schools," he said.
"From our assessment of schools in the North, we have been happy with the results as the programs have been very successful.
"We are also here to assess the success of the projects and identify weaknesses that we needed to improve on."
Mr Driubalavu said substance abuse awareness was carried out in schools where Fiji's future citizens were trained.
"If we want a drug abuse-free country, we need to cultivate the right ideas in our children because they are our future.
"Children are also being used as a dissemination tool to pass on information to their peers and people in their communities."