Yei, 30 May, 2021 / 7:01 pm (ACI Africa).
South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Yei has equipped over thirty people with basic psychosocial support skills to control the abuse of drugs among the young people in Yei River County of the country’s Eastern Equatoria State.
Speaking during the launch of the training Thursday, May 27 at Christ the King Parish, the Counselling Program Manager for Yei Diocese, John Lemeri Joseph said the training would be an essential component for the care providers among the youth in the East-Central African country.
“We noticed there are gender-based violence issues in the communities caused most especially by drug abusers. During this period of COVID-19, we came to realize, based on our assessment, that the youth are already involved in drug abuse,” Mr. Lemeri said.
He added, “We want to train these psychosocial promoters and care providers because they are our eyes in the community; they will help a lot in talking to the youth about the dangers of drugs so that we can be able to prevent the negative impact of drug abuse in the community.”