Fiji Time: 2:36 PM on Wednesday 24 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

'Play an active role'

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, March 13, 2014

THE National Substance Abuse Advisory Council is calling on parents to play an active role in stopping their children from drinking grog.

The council is conducting a week-long workshop in Labasa on drugs and substance abuse as well as the elimination of violence against girls and women.

Council education officer health Josua Naisele said students drinking grog was becoming prevalent in the country nowadays.

"We need their parents' intervention to stop their children from drinking grog.

"Drinking grog is a form of drug and substance abuse and this is something we are trying to control," he said.

"Parents should be role models in order for their children to follow them.

"The council has continued to hold workshops where we educate teachers and student peer educators on such abuses. With the knowledge they have, they will be able to disseminate the information to their respective schools."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63860.6196
JPY 50.258647.2586
GBP 0.37360.3656
EUR 0.43730.4253
NZD 0.68500.6520
AUD 0.65270.6277
USD 0.49650.4795

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. No.1 of 87
  2. Ryan vouches for Kolinisau as coach
  3. Call of rugby duty
  4. 61 take severance package
  5. Be thankful, says Epi
  6. New departure lounge
  7. Police probe allegations of water poisoning
  8. Konrote: Fiji faces shortage of skilled workforce
  9. Strike out rejection
  10. Crossing a nuisance

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ardent fan escorted out of celebrations Sunday (21 Aug)
  2. The woman behind Ryan Saturday (20 Aug)
  3. Brawl duo in remand Thursday (18 Aug)
  4. God — is he dead? Maybe, but not Osea Kolinisau's Sunday (21 Aug)
  5. 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurs in Fiji Monday (22 Aug)
  6. Ryan confirms decision to leave Fiji Sunday (21 Aug)
  7. Taliga eyes Tokyo Tuesday (23 Aug)
  8. Unofficial flag bearer Friday (19 Aug)
  9. 7s top job Tuesday (23 Aug)
  10. Ryan's term Thursday (18 Aug)