Youth in Mombasa have been urged to deter from using drugs during the ‘stay home stay safe’ period.
Further, they have been asked to observe all the safety and health rules so that they do not contract Covid-19 disease.
Anti-drug lobby Reachout Centre Trust Executive Director Taib Abdulrahman said youth are vulnerable and should always be reminded on the negativity of using drugs.
He said the abrupt holiday may send many youth into using drugs urging them to refrain from the vice or negative peer influence.
He said the reduction of awareness activities on drugs does not give room for the youth to indulge in the social vice.
“The current situation has posed serious challenges to our anti-drug awareness campaign at grassroots level however we are exploring all possible avenues to safeguard our youth,” said Mr. Taib.
The anti- drug icon in the Coast region has once again extended his appeal to parents to take full responsibility and practice good parenting at home.
“Some of the parents do not care where their children are even after the Coronavirus pandemic,” noted the youth mentor.
He urged parents to remain with their children at home.
“Some children are loitering around with their parents completely ignoring the Covid-19 pandemic,” he noted.
Taib called for a communal responsibility in dissuading youth from indulging in drug use.
He also urged the youth to involve themselves in development related issues and also concentrate more on their studies.