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Anou Kompren Nu Societe- Combatting Drug Abuse

15 Jul

Drug challenges are among the most complex problems we face, with wide-ranging impacts on health and well-being, families and communities, security and sustainable development. The theme for this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is #Health for Justice# Justice for Health.

Anou Kompran Nu Societe was launched on the 5th of August 2017 at the Curepipe College. The strategy decided was to conduct ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ in the regions of Curepipe where the drug rate is the highest according to the statistics provided by the Municipal Councillors and Crime Prevention Unit.

The first session of 2019 was conducted on the 15th of April, a Monday evening at 18 00 in a small community, namely Cite Labrasserie. This is part of a series of Neighbourhood Watch Sessions that  JCI Curepipe has since 2018 been conducting in other regions such as 16eme Mille, Forest Side targeting the habitants from 16eme mille and Cité Anushka on 3rd October 2018 and at Shri Radha Krishna Mandiram on the 9th May 2018 in collaboration with Centre de Solidarite.

The session took place in the locality’s community centre with our main liase person being Mrs Françoise Figaro, herself being a civil worker and representative of the community. The session started with the introduction of the organisation and our aim behind this commitment. The session carried out by Mrs Padma Bhugobaun from the Crime Prevention Unit, was successful, with around 30 attendees coming from different areas of the locality and most importantly they were of different ages. This created a balance in the audience which aided greatly in having a successful session as the CPU were able to gather different feedbacks from different perspectives.

The session ended with an animated question and answers and with a new spirit and enthusiasm to do something in the community, motivation to work hand-in-hand with all stakeholders for a better society.

 

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