International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Credit: FijiTimes

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking falls on June 26 each year to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society. This day is supported by individuals, communities and various organizations all over the world.

Here in our beloved country Fiji,

THE National Substance Abuse Advisory Council launched the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on the 22nd of june and the launch began with a march from the Suva Flee Market to the Centenary Church at Stewart St.

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A total of 26 schools invited by the NSAAC to witness the launch heard an inspirational message from the General Secretary of the Methodist Church in Fiji  Reverend Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa.

Also comemorating the day;

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NASEYANI Primary School students in Tavua joined the global community yesterday in raising awareness of the dangers of illicit drugs and its impact on society.

Marking the week-long International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, students from villages of Naseyani, Nananu and Drauniivi organised oratories and dramas on the effects of drugs.

They carried banners and chanted “say no to drugs”.

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And also CONCERNED students and teachers of Tai District School in Verata, Tailevu came out of their classrooms to join the global fight against drugs yesterday.

Only this time, their voices were not concealed within their school environment. They marched through their communities with placards chanting slogans.

Loud speakers carried their voices across two adjourning villages of Naisaumua and Naiborebore — breaking the barrier of silence demanded of them from their village eldest who came out with wild-eyed stares at the line of painted faces screaming back at them.

In the Western Division:

And having being a 2day event, as we also commemorate the day bringing together all the youths….here in the western division, a programme taking place: the MV solar police and youth extravaganza as the youths together with the police engage into sports activities not only that programmes for youths to bring forth their questions and doughts about certain things.

Trust you will be enjoying in your respective communities so from the Mixfm Team, supporting the day, Happy International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking day to you!!

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