Dudley school welcomes IDDAIT event to raise awareness

Students of Dudley High School sings during the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Suva today. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU

STUDENTS of Dudley High School today ended their week-long celebrations on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Head of Department for Social Science Mereoni Rokoca said it was vital to commemorate such event for the better of the students.

She said issues like drug abuse, social media awareness, and teenage pregnancies were not usually discussed at home and to have a celebration as such in the school would provide a platform for students to better understand the risks it had for them as students.

“The response from students has been overwhelming in this program,” Ms Rokoca said.

“Issues like drug abuse, social media awareness, teenage pregnancies and HIV – we’ve been trying our best to raise much awareness to the students because these are issues affecting them today and we hope by the end of the week, the message goes out well and clear to the students.

“It is very important to have this because nowadays, children don’t have enough time with their parents,” she said.

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