Category Archives: DRUG PREVENTION

South Huvadhoo Youth Camp 2012 – Keramiththa

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 Huvadhoo Aid had conducted South Huvadhoo Youth Camp 2012 in Keramiththa,  an uninhabited islsnd in Gaaf Dhal Atoll. The camp was conducted in partnership with the NGO’s Huvadhoo Association for National Development, Nadella Island Development Society, Maldives Youth Action Network, South Huvadhoo Partnership, Huvadhoo Information Technology Centre, Uththara Boduberu Group and Hoadedhdhoo Island Development Society .The day was developed as a fun way to create a network amongst these organisations and their volunteers. The day was devised not only to build links amongst the volunteers but to provide a number workshops and sessions on Team Building, Leadership, Lifeskills and HIV/Aids. Continue reading

Life Skills Programme for Grade 8 and 9 students of Madaveli School

Huvadhoo Aid conducted Life Skills programme for Grade 8 and 9 students of Madaveli School. The programme was conducted under “Strengthening the Public Response to Combatting Drug Abuse in the South Huvadhoo Atoll project” The project was funded by UNODC. The programme was held at Madaveli School and 25 students participated in the programme. Continue reading

Huvadhoo Aid visited Thinadhoo and Madaveli as Part the South Huvadhoo Drug Prevention Network formulation process

In continuation of the current research on drugs prevention within the South Huvadhoo Atoll , members of Huvadhoo Aid convoy with British Volunteer spent two days in Madaveli and Thinadhoo to explore the areas of drug prevention within these islands. The visit included one to one meetings with members, focus groups as well as a workshop in Madaveli School. The exploration in the two islands provided a greater understanding of the problem as it currently stands and the actions that are being taken to work towards preventing these problems. Continue reading

Action Plan of South Huvadhoo Drug Prevention Network is underway

Members of Huvadhoo Aid spent two days visiting a number of NGO’s within the South Huvadhoo Atoll to explore the areas of drug prevention within their islands. The representatives of Huvadhoo Aid travelled to Nadella, Fiyory and Fares Maathoda meeting with NGO members and leaders to learn more about their experience of these issues. The visits included one to one meetings and focus groups with NGO members/leaders as well as workshops in Nadella and Fares Maathoda. The aim of the research was to assess the issue as it currently stands within these islands and the ways in which the NGO’s can work to target and combat the problems surrounding drug use. Continue reading

Life Skills Programme for Grade 8 and 9 students of Hoadedhdhoo School

Huvadhoo Aid conducted Life Skills programme to for Grade 8 and 9 students of Hoadedhdhoo School under “Strengthening the Public Response to Combatting Drug Abuse in the South Huvadhoo Atoll project”  (funded by UNODC). The programme was held at Hoadedhoo School and 20 students participated in the programme. The programme focused on key life skills such as decision making, saying “no”, conflict resolution, leadership, dealing with peer pressure and bullying. In addition to this awareness session on drug prevention was also covered. Contents of presentations were designed in accordance with age group of the participants. Continue reading

School-based peer education and leadership program – G.Dh Faresmaathoda

Huvadhoo Aid has recently conducted a “school-based peer education and leadership program” in collaboration with Huvadhoo School and Fares Association for Re-born Society. The program was carried out under the Strengthening the Public Response to Combatting Drug Abuse in the South Huvadhoo Atoll project (funded by UNODC). The program was held in Huvadhoo School, G.Dh. Faresmathoda. The program was targeted at Grade 8 and 9 students of Huvadhoo School. The major components of the program were drugs, HIV/AIDS, and leadership.

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School-based peer education and stress management program

Huvadhoo Aid has conducted “School-based peer education and stress management program’’ in collaboration with Hoadedhoo School under Strengthening the Public Response to combat Drug Abuse in South Huvadhoo Atoll project funded by UNODC. The program was targeted to grade 9 and 10 students of Hoadedhoo School. The major components of the program were Exam stress, leadership and drugs and HIV AIDS.

Sessions on drug abuse and HIV AIDS were designed according to the age of the students and these sessions are aimed to aware the students on the issue drugs abuse and HIV AIDS and relationship between the two issues.  Students were guided with techniques to reduce exam stress and ways to mentally prepare them for their upcoming final exams, especially SSC and GCE O’level examinations. Continue reading

Strengthening the Public Response to combat Drug Abuse in South Huvadhoo Atoll project – Counselling Sessions.

Huvadhoo Aid is currently providing one to one counselling to members of the community under “Strengthening the Public Response to combat Drug Abuse in South Huvadhoo Atoll” project.  Counselling is carried out by a volunteer from UK who is an expert in the field. Counselling provides a confidential space and opportunity for members of the community to come and discuss any issues or problems that they may have and find a way to overcome these problems. Problems people face may be related to drugs, family issues, stress, relationships and self-confidence issues which often lead to drug abuse. However, there does not need to be a specific issue for clients to come to counselling, if you feel you would like to just have someone to talk to then you are welcome to begin counselling. Continue reading

Huvadhoo Aid signed MOU with Sports Assocation of Hoadedhdhoo

Huvadhoo Aid had signed  a memorandum of understanding with Sports Association of Hoadedhdhoo (SAH)to assist SAH financially  for participatingin NASTHA FUTSAL CUP held in Thinadhoo. Assistant Executive Director Mr Ahmed Ameez signed the MOU on behalf of Huvadhoo Aid and Acting Vice Chairperson Mr. Mohamed Ayaz signed on behalf of SAH. Members of Huvadhoo Aid, SAH Board members and players of the team were presented in the ceremony held at Vaaruge cafe. Sports Association of Hoadedhdhoo is participating in the tournament as “Hoadedhoo Football Club” and it is the only team participated from islands other than the host island Thinadhoo.

Huvadhoo Aid had also assisted Sports Association in the Football coaching camp conducted in Hoadedhdhoo in 2010 by providing a UK football coach to Sports Association of Hoadedhdhoo.

Strengthening the public response to combat drugs in South Huvadhoo Atoll – Mentoring NGOs programme 2

“Journey”, the mentor of strengthening the public response to combat drugs in South Huvadhoo Atoll project had assessed the knowledge of the peer group trained in the previous mentoring programme conducted in May 2011. The members of peer group made presentations and presented to another youth peer group. Two presentations were given, on risk of smoking and relation between smoking and drug abuse and the other on HIV AIDS and relation of HIV and drug abuse. Positive Feedback was given by the experts from Journey.