The need for educating our young teenagers on the dangers associated with drug abuse, cultism and violence cannot be overemphasized. Cultism and indiscriminate drug use are ills that without a doubt have deepened their noxious roots in schools at all levels in Nigeria—tertiary, secondary and even primary levels are experiencing this ugly trend. If success must be achieved in combating this menace to reduce its adverse effects on our youths; attention must be given to educating children and teenagers in Primary and secondary schools so that as they advance into the universities, they don’t fall prey to such pressure.
This is what Youth Rescue International Development Organization (YRIDO) has been doing and the result has been tremendous. Our methods are unique, and schools enjoy it when we show up to educate their students—which is what we know how to do best.
Just recently, YRIDO was at Hallel College in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria to engage her students who were graduating from secondary school to pursue higher education. The session was so insightful, and the responses from the young students were encouraging. The speaker, Mr. Nature Dumale Kieghe who happens to be the president of YRIDO took the students on with stories of real life events—how drugs and cultism can thwart and distort destinies of people. Mr. Nature went as far as sharing his personal story with the students—how he got involved with smoking and later transformed into taking hard drugs and subsequently became a cultist. The young audience got captivated with their naive faces glued to Nature the speaker who continued to reveal top secrets to living a life free of drugs and cultism.
Mr. Nature did not fail to share with them the most important testimonies of his life—how he was able to break out of the cult and shunned drugs. According to him; “anyone who by coercion or intention finds himself in a cult cannot break out except by the strong hand of God.” “Such a one will forever remain enslaved by those through whom he or she became a cultist.” This he said is the reason he’s still alive and doing all he can to ensure people don’t experience what he experienced—God, God, and God alone!
On drugs, Mr. Nature submitted that the only way one can be free from being addicted to drugs is if such an one shows sheer determination to let go of the cruel pleasures derived from taking drugs and hold onto God for help not to return to it; then such a person can make it out of drug addiction. He further encouraged the students to go into the university with a consciousness that cultism and drugs tear destinies apart. Therefore, they should have nothing to do with people that are involved in such acts if they must graduate in flying colours.
The climax of the event was the presentation of subsidized copies of a book authored by the organization titled ‘THE GAME THAT KILLS’ to the school. The book relates to its reader the challenges people go through as a result of the menace of cultism, drug and human right abuses, how to curb these challenges and come out of them unharmed. The book is considered by many as a Revelational Kit needed in every sphere of human existence as a manual for the control of all kinds of youths’ extravagances. The Proprietress and Sections Prefects received the books on behalf of the school and students.
Contact YRIDO to come and help talk to students in your school— Primary, Secondary, College or University. Churches and Communities can also invite us to come and address their congregations, town-hall gatherings, etc.
Together, we can put VIOLENCE, DRUG ADDICTION AND CULTISM on extinction from our schools, churches, communities and cities!
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