The awareness campaign against drug abuse in schools in Kirehe District continued on September 8 in GS Nyakarambi where students were sensitized on dangers associated with abusing drugs.
Speaking to about 470 students, Inspector of Police (IP) Gahigi Harerimana, District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO) of Kirehe noted that abusing drugs partly drives abusers out of school and at times lures others into sexual behaviors, which leads to unwanted pregnancies and early parenthood.
“Anyone who consumes narcotics or illicit drugs has little control over what they do, and in most cases consequences are severe,” IP Gahigi said.
“Abuse of drugs is one of the crimes that the young generation is much into and that’s not good. Fighting and preventing them from the youth is therefore a priority if we are to have promising and future leaders. It is equally your responsibility to fight this vice and provide information on either dealers or abusers,” he added.
He urged them to revamp their anti-crime clubs and enhance information exchange as means to contribute to anti-crime awareness and prevention.
The coordinator of Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing Organisation (RYVCPO) in Kirehe, Faustin Ngarukiyinka, who also attended the event, reminded the students that preserving security is a responsibility of all Rwandans and their role as students is very crucial.
“If we want to preserve and improve the level of security, we, the young generation must own it first and that’s why this organization of youth volunteers was formed,” said Ngarukiyinka.
He urged them to subscribe to the youth organization to put efforts and the voice together to promote the image of the country through security.
Emmanuel Ndayishimiye, the school head teacher thanked the police for giving light to the students, but added that the school will take on the mantle and support the anti-crime clubs to make community policing part of the school programmes.