Over 500 students of Regina Pacis secondary school in Huye District were on Tuesday sensitized on dangers of abusing illicit drugs, and urged to shun immoral indulgences that may ruin their future.
The campaign was organized by the District Police Unit (DPU) of Huye and Members of Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing (RYVCP) in the district.
Inspector of Police (IP) Mucyo Rukundo, the District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO) of Huye, appealed to the youth to value the efforts by their parents and guardians, who strive to give them a better future through education.
“The government had prioritized education as one of the backbones of development, and your parents strive every to ensure that you get that as a door to your future and the future of this country. Don’t waste that chance by engaging in abusing drugs,” IP Rukundo said.
He further informed them that fighting use and sale of narcotic drugs like cannabis and other psychotropic substances is their responsibility as well by reporting the dealers.
During the same occasion, students were informed about issues related to human trafficking and urged them to report people that try to take them abroad with offers that turn out to be life-threatening.
They were also explained on the activities of the youth volunteers’ organization, which they were called upon to be part of.
The youth organisation includes secondary and university students, and those who have so far graduated. It was created in 2013 by the youth themselves with an aim of contributing to the socio-transformation by fighting and preventing crimes in partnership with police and local authorities.
Currently, it has over 102, 000 members countrywide.