The Ministry of Culture and Sports organised a two-day training workshop for the first batch of youth entrepreneurs on drug prevention as part of its efforts to prepare a group of trainers to provide lectures and awareness workshops on the issue.
The workshop, which took place at the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, was attended by Assistant Director of the Studies and International Affairs Department at the General Administration for Drug Control Captain Nasser al-Shahwani, Executive Director of the Doha International Family Institute at Qatar Foundation Dr Sharifa al-Emadi, and Director of the Community Awareness Department at the Behavioural Healthcare Center Jawaher Abu Alfin.
It was moderated by Dr Mohamed al-Ansari, adviser to the Minister of Culture and Sports for Strategic Affairs and Secretary of the Subcommittee on Drug Prevention.
During the first day of the workshop, HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali gave a lecture on the importance of dealing with the drug issue.The workshop presented to the youth entrepreneurs various sessions on drug dangers, their causes, and ways to prevent them.
The workshop focused on the efforts of the national subcommittee for drug prevention, which took the slogan “My family protects me”, and which is aimed at empowering young people with strategic direction, appropriate content, and other techniques, in addition to the valuable guidance presented by HE the Minister of Culture and Sports at the workshop.
Director of the Youth Affairs Department at the Ministry of Culture and Sports Maha al-Rumaihi affirmed the ministry’s interest in engaging youth in achieving its strategy, desired goals and objectives, noting that the workshop targeted youth entrepreneurs who have acquired training skills to raise awareness on the drug issue, and to enhance social responsibility amid the problems that face young people.
Jawaher Abu Alfin, a member of the subcommittee on drug prevention, said efforts are directed towards investing in young people’s knowledge that qualifies them to contribute to the development of society.
The youth entrepreneurs initiative was launched by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in 2015, to build leadership capabilities among young people, to qualify them for future success and to exercise professional and community leadership roles that help them achieve their goals and the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.
The youth project management programme was launched to build a system of knowledge, leadership, skills, values, and experiences.
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