SLANA Parental Awareness Program at Pethiyagoda Temple in Kelaniya

 

Drug use is greatly hurting our adolescents today, and their potential bright futures. The role of parents plays a key factor in   combating negative consequences of drug abuse faced by many Sri Lankan adolescents. Under these circumstances SLANA, together with Samurdhi Development division in Mawella, conducted an awareness program for the parents in Pethiyagoda.

 

This successful parental awareness program was conducted on the 18th of January 2015 at Pethiyagoda temple, where over 100 parents enthusiastically participated. The topics covered included consequences of drug abuse, parental role in eliminating risk factors and ensuring protective factors for raising children who will be able to confidently say no to drugs, fostering parent child positive relationships and open communication for educating them on drugs.