The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) Ganja Education Programme is hailing its recently concluded “Talk Di Truth” “Future Comes First” high school tour as a success.
Launched in July 2017, the project was in partnership with the Ministry of Health and concluded last month.
It was supported by Devin Di Dakta and Ikaya, the voices behind the NCDA ad titled 'Future Come First', as well as Delando, ZJ Diamond, presenter Krystal Tomlinson.
“Some of the schools visited were Troy High School in Trelawny, Ocho Rios High School, Knockalva Technical High School, Cornwall College, Yallahs High and Jamaica College, important to note that at each school tour, other schools from the parish participated, so we had a wide cross section of students” said Michael Tucker, executive director of the NCDA. He further stated, “We got the chance to have very engaging conversations with over 6000 students over a five-week period beginning in January 2018. It is clear that youngsters need this sort of education to clarify and enlighten them on the facts about ganja in a balanced way.”
“Talk Di Truth' is not an anti-ganja campaign; it is an education campaign and so the training covers the effects of smoking and abuse of ganja on youth, the legislation around the decriminalisation as well as its medical benefits,” Tucker added.