Saudi shield initiative to train 3,000 mentors in drug prevention
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education launched the second phase of the Shield initiative for public education, one of the initiatives of the National Drug Control Strategy, to train mentors in educational institutions and proactively protect students from the dangers of drugs.
The project aims to equip students with knowledge and life skills and enhance their participation in community development.
The ministry hopes to train over 3,000 student mentors across all education departments through programs that will qualify them in awareness-building and prevention methods in the fight against drug abuse.
During the first phase of the Shield initiative, the Ministry of Education trained over 100 mentors in all education departments, helping to raise community awareness of the harms of drugs and promote positive behavior in students.