Due to the increase of walk- in addicts, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is now seeking assistance from other organisations to assist in their crusade of ridding Guyana of drug and alcohol abuse.
This was according to the Chairman of the organisation, Social Life Issues, John Greaves.
In an interview, Greaves related that SLI primarily targets youths. However, due to the increase of mature walk-in addicts, and the unavailability of funds and accommodation, the reach of the organisation has been limited, and it is therefore seeking further assistance from other willing entities to get on board to assist.
SLI was officially launched as an NGO in 2013 and places its emphasis on drugs prevention education that serves to alert, sensitize and educate the youths as it relates to the harms, dangers and lifelong consequences associated with drug abuse.
Greaves said that a letter had been sent to President David Granger informing him of the organisation’s existence and its purpose. The President in turn, replied to the group and referred them to the Ministry of Social Protection. He is planning to approach the Ministry this week for a status update.
The organisation is a member of the drug information network at the Ministry of Public Security, Greaves and a member of the volunteerism platform under the Ministry of Education, Greaves said.
He also revealed that the SLI is planning to expand their reach to address other concerns “plaguing the Guyanese society”, including teenage pregnancy and suicide.
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