By Kolade Adeyemi, Jos
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Nigeria made up of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria, YALI (Regional Leadership Centre) Alumni Nigeria, and the YALI Network Plateau Hub with support from U.S. Embassy Nigeria has conducted a two-day community engagement on ‘SAY NO ‘ to drug abuse sensitisation campaign in three schools on the Plateau.
The schools are Government Secondary School Kyan Rikkos, Government Secondary School Gwom and Assemblies of God Private School, all in Plateau State.
The Coordinator of the project who also doubles as the Coordinator, YALI Network Plateau, Ms Esther Mark said the sensitisation campaign was part of YALI’s efforts to invest in the next generation of African leaders through training, mentorship, coaching and guidance with the aim to tackle the drug abuse menace that has become rampant among youths.
While speaking to the students during the projects which targeted secondary school students to sensitise them to the dangerous effects of drugs abuse and how best to shun them, Mark said it was organised for students in Plateau State as a give back to community engagement projects.