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MDF Takes Campaign Against Drugs Abuse, Cultism To Schools In C’River North

The Mediatrix Development Foundation (MDF) has taken campaign against drugs abuse and cultism to schools in Northern Senatorial District of Cross River State.

MDF on Friday, at Government Technical School, Abakpa in Ogoja, and Government Secondary School, Obudu, raised awareness among students about the danger of cultism and substance abuse.

As component of the foundation’s School Based Intervention initiative, Truth Live News gathered that event led by two resource persons.

For instance, the resource persons include CSP Innocent Ayabotu who spoke on the subject of cultism.

While Ms Juliet Otu, a public health practitioner made a presentation on Drug and Substance Abuse.

Their presentations serve as a potent reminder of the dangers of drugs abuse and cultism.

Nevertheless, the attending students thrilled with the insights and knowledge gained from the presentations.

Meanwhile, the Executive Director of MDF, Mr Olamide Onifade highlighted the purpose of the program.

Onifade remarked, that it was part of a bouquet in MDF’s School Based Interventions.

Other programs in the SBI include awareness on Gender Based Violence (GBV).

Also, Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV), Menstrual Hygiene & Distribution of Sanitary Pads, etc.

Also, he urged students to show appreciation for the humanitarian efforts provided by MDF and its founder, Dr Linda Ayade.

Moreover, he called on students to avoid behaviors or activities that could hinder their future aspirations of becoming outstanding citizens.

Mr Onifade promised to extend the campaign to other schools in the state.

Earlier, the school principals emphasized the importance of raising students’ awareness on issues concerning their well-being and social standing.

Additionally, the principal lauded the foundation for their initiative and appealed for extention.

On their part, students pledged to carry the message back home and demonstrate exemplary behaviour.

Founded in 2015 by Dr (Mrs) Linda Ayade upon assuming the role of First Lady of Cross River State, MDF has embarked on several donor-funded projects in health, sustainable livelihoods, rights advocacy, and education.

Over the years, it has enjoyed collaborations with various entities, including UNHCR, UNFPA, UNDP, UN-Women, Cross River State Ministry of Health, Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faith Care International, Lafarge Africa, and Medical Women Association.

The highlight of the event include the distribution of sanitary pads and a photo session with the participants.

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