Name of the activity: Fighting addiction with knowledge

Country/NMO: Morocco (IFMSA-Morocco)

Program: Healthy Lifestyles & Non-Communicable Diseases

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education

 

General description:

The activity aims to raise awareness of high school students on the dangers of tabacco and drugs, for that we train our members then we visit them and explain to them the scientific effects of those substances along with sharig stories and experiences, and giving solutions for prevention and protection. we ask students questions to evaluate their grasp of those points

Focus area:

Tobacco Prevention

Problem statement:

Many young people and adolescents start smoking and trying drugs in this critical age, for many reasons, especially that they lack knowledge on the danger of those substances and how they can prevent themselves from falling to them

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Target group is high school students in our city

Objectives and indicators of success:

Raise awarenese of adolescents on the dangers of tabacco and drugs
Increase knowledge of adolescents about tabacco and drugs
Indicators :
number of students reached
change in students knowledge

Methodology:

we started by training medical students that will participate in the activity, so that they master the subject, also some soft skills trainings to make them able to give good presentations
Then we contact high schools and we fix time to meet with students
In classes we present to students and discuss with them the scientific effects and work of tabacco and drugs, the consequences of addiction to it and ways to protect and prevent yourself from it, we also share experiences and stories with them

Plans for evaluation:

we have questions before and after and ^resentations to evaluate if the students got new knowledge, we also get feedback from students with them writing a brief review of what they learned