Abu Dhabi, UAE: The National Rehabilitation Center (NRC) conducted a series of training workshops for NRC Ambassadors who were selected following their participation in the virtual summer forum hosted by the Center recently.
The NRC Ambassadors Program aims to upskill female students to ensure their active role in raising awareness about the hazards of psychotropic substances and drugs on school environment. To achieve this objective, the Center is conducting a series of specialized training workshops that help students gain a better understanding of the consequences of addiction.
From August and September 2021, the program conducted three training workshops that drew the participation of 14 student ambassadors. The sessions aimed to equip the participants with necessary skills and information to spread awareness in their school environment.
Participants were introduced to NRC Ambassadors Program, followed by several workshops that highlighted psychotropic substance addiction, its definition, dangers, stages, and the hazards of electronic smoking and effective ways to spread awareness about it.
Scheduled according to the study times of the participants, the training sessions discussed various challenges that NRC ambassadors may face at school, such as verbal bullying, academic neglect, among others.
The sessions aimed to enable female students from both public and private schools from across the UAE to play an effective role in protecting society from the dangers of drugs through conducting intensive awareness campaigns and community initiatives.
As part of the program, school clubs were set up under the leadership of NRC Ambassadors and the follow up of the Center, to serve as a link between the school environment and the various problems facing students within the school community.
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