To curtail the menace of drug abuse and other social vices, the Youth Against Drug Abuse Foundation(YADAF) has sponsored over 341 out-of-school children in Kano back to primary and secondary schools.
At an event to distribute learning materials to the beneficiaries, the chairperson of the Foundation, Hajiya Fatima Bature said the aim was to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the state and to curtail drug abuse among children and youths.
She said YADAF is a non-profit organization that was geared toward the revitalization of drug addicts and enrolling them back in school.
“the foundation has a training acquisition center which we use in training revived drug addicts different skills and traits so that they will become self-employed and employers of labor. All these 347 revived addicts have been provided with School fees, school bags, textbooks, writing books, and other necessary reading and learning materials”, she noted
Hajiya Fatima Bature appealed to other stakeholders to support the less privileged so that they can acquire both western and Islamic Education aimed at having a decent society.
In his remark, the chairman of the State Universal Primary Education Board, SUBEB, Alhaji Danlami Hayyo, represented by the permanent Commissioner 1 of the agency, Alhaji Kabiru Ahmed applauded the foundation and urged other philanthropists and groups to emulate the gesture.
Reporting by Abdullahi jalaluddeen; Editing by Annabel Nwachuwu