Youths Against Substance Abuse
YASA is a project funded by the North-East Development Commission Education Endowment Fund. The project was facilitated by David Folaranmi foundation and Food and Genes Initiative in Gombe State, Nigeria with a 10-man team of facilitators and trainers. The aim of the project was to train youths to become addiction professionals and advocates against drug abuse in their respective communities. The project was split into two phases including peer advocacy training and drug abuse prevention projects.
Diet and Productivity
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
NDAFW is an annual, week-long health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. NDAFW provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners—to help advance the science, so that we can improve the prevention and awareness of substance misuse in our own communities and nationwide.
To celebrate the international Day Against Drug Abuse 2022, we organised a competition for people to creatively say no to drugs using work of art, entertainment, spoken words, poems, skits, monologue, animations and choreography. All participants received a certificate of participation and the top 3 creative ideas received cash prizes.
Community Outreat Against Drug Abuse
NCDs 365 campaign is an online campaign aimed at creating awareness on non communicable diseases including diabetes, cancers and cardiovascular diseases. The campaign spanned from January till December 2020 and impacted thousands of people. Also, it was carried out in partnership with 19 different organizations across Africa.