Inspire Freedom Campaign Report from FDID
Foundation for Democratic Initiatives and Development on the 25th of November visited the Baptist Junior Secondary school in the Central Business District of Freetown Sierra Leone’s capital to engage the school pupils on the inspire Freedom campaign.
The FDID team explained to the pupils the need to protect themselves from alcohol and violence as the intake of alcohol is on the increase among school children and their communities as a whole. They were informed that alcohol affects the brain. Drinking alcohol leads to loss of body control, poor judgment, slowed reflexes, distorted vision, memory problems and even blackouts.
The Executive Director of FDID Mr. Hindowa E. Saidu also impressed on the minds of the pupils that alcohol slows down the normal body function. It goes directly into the blood stream and can increase the risk for a lot of life- threatening diseases, such as Heart Disease, Digestive problems and Liver Disease.
The program officer Mr. Habib T. Kamara told his audience that alcohol inhibits and impairs judgment. Drinking alcohol can lead to risky behaviors such as unprotected sex he concluded.
The male students were especially encouraged to protect their female counterparts and report any form of abuse or violence against the female students.
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