Peer Educators and Counselors Club (PECC) visit Crawford School to mark Drug Awareness Week

By Tiffany Marimba, Lisa Oluoch and Lydia Winda

8 members of the USIU-Africa Peer Educators and Counselors Club (PECC) together with their patron (Ms. Lydia Winda) joined Crawford students in marking their Drug Awareness Week 2023 themed “Tune Out Drugs” on Monday and Wednesday January 23 and 25.

PECC members attended the Crawford student assembly on both days, presenting two lively skits on how students are introduced to drug use through peer pressure, commonly abused drugs especially by primary and high school students and the dangers of drug use. The Monday assembly was attended by junior pupils aged between 8 and 13years, while the Wednesday assembly consisted of senior students aged 14 to 18 years. PECC members used age appropriate skits to convey the intended messages.

Crawford students in attendance displayed an eager excitement as they watched the dramatic events unfold on stage. Once the assembly came to a close, students of Crawford approached PECC members with questions on avoiding drug use, which were promptly answered. They were excited to interact with the characters in the skit and those who were unable to respond to the questions asked in the hall went ahead to respond to them during the one-on-one interaction.

Additionally, the Club members also had the opportunity to share with senior students the degree programs they are pursuing, with the aim of marketing the university and its diverse offerings.

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