02 June 2020   9. Shawwal 1441
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Drug Awareness Programmes held in Benoni

The ‘Drug Awareness Drive’ (DAD) an educational initiative of Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre presented a series of programmes on drug and substance abuse at schools and Masjid’s around Benoni and surrounding areas, Johannesburg.

On Thursday evening, 25 July 2019 the ‘DAD’ Team visited the Musjid Noor in Regiers Park where Moulana Zakaria Murchie, the 'DAD' Project Leader delivered a talk on the “Harms of drugs”, the different type of drugs and consequences of substance dependency and abuse.

On Friday 26 July 2019, Ulama and 'DAD' volunteers visited Liverpool Secondary School. Here the interactive session was incredible as learners were engaged and the discussion resonated with all the students. Learners acknowledged the invaluable information and insight gained. Further engagements were held at Benoni Muslim School - separate sessions were held with the respective grades - learners were encouraged to field questions and speak honestly about the challenges facing youth.

Also on Friday morning, a programme was held at Willowmoore School in Benoni where once again discussions and interaction was positive and beneficial.

A special session was held at Benoni Muslim Jamaat Maktab for tutors and Ulama. The programme brought forth the challenges of drug abuse among learners and in Muslim homes. An excellent presentation was delivered by Maulana Murchie on the harms of this scourge and how it is consuming our youth.

The programme concluded with a parent and teachers session in the evening of the 26 July 2019.

The 'DAD' team was well received by the community and shall continue its campaign to bring awareness to our community in the hope that it will serve to save our youth and future generations - Insha Allah.

May Allah Ta’ala accept the effort of all of those involved, make it easy for those whose lives are affected by the incidence of drug and substance abuse and protect our families and the Ummah.

Drugs Awareness Drive (DAD)

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