8th – 12th February 2021
In continuance of its passionate mission to fighting the war on drugs in Pakistan, the Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation kicked off a series of initiatives to raise awareness and understanding among students on importance and power of prevention to combat drug and substance use, at the Mashal Model School, Bari Imam (Nurpur Shahan), Islamabad. KKAWF started its signature Drug Awareness Week programme from February 8th to 12th – in which over 700 girl and boy students between the ages of 10 to 19 participated. This programme designed to educate students in an interactive and engaging manner to help them build protective factors and life-skills to be better able to deal with peer pressure and other risk factors such as drug and substance use and addiction. Each day the students developed different skills to say no to drugs –starting with a pledge “Wada karo manshiat say dur rahoo gay”. Other activities included art/poster and essay competitions, a short skit, animated series Burqa Avenger themed around drug problem as well as sports activities and a tree plantation drive. Principal of the school, Ms Zeba Husain showed much enthusiasm and support to have the opportunity for the underprivileged children at Mashal school to receive prevention education to make healthy choices and lead a better life.