CHILD RIGHTS NGO DECRIES RISE IN DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

 CHILD RIGHTS NGO DECRIES RISE IN DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

By Jecina Chikwelete 

A local nongovernmental organization, Tikondane Care for Children, has raised fears that drug and substance abuse among street connected children is getting worse.

The NGO says its findings have found that the driving factor is misconception that the drugs taken can help cure some skin diseases like scabies. 

Speaking with Timveni, Tikondane social work coordinator Bridget Chetama the drug and substance abuse is being fueled several ills children are subjected to in the streets.   

Chetama cited availability of cheap beer as one prevalent setback.

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