Several factors impede development pace and one among such factors is addiction to khat and its complements as it is spoiling the youth thereby seriously affecting their productivity. This project therefore aims at decelerating the pace by which it is spreading by raising the awareness of the youth, khat growers and khat dealers
The plant is covering more and more scarce farmland increasing the susceptibility of the community to food insecurity. The young generation is developing the habit of taking this substance, which is a corridor for other illicit drugs. Nowadays, chewing khat is becoming norm for the youth. Instead of spending their time on productive activities, they sit for at least 4-6 hour a day and chew and after chewing, alcoholic drinks are inevitable. This has put the future of the youth at stake.
1. Use anti-drug clubs and raise the awareness of the community on the effect of addiction to khat and its complements 2. Establish and strengthen youth recreation centers 3. Provide training on effects of addiction to khat 4. Provide khat growers with seedlings of alternative food and cash crops 5. Publish and distribute anecdotes of addicts 6. support the development of community bylaw on consumption, production and marketing of khat
Awareness of 20,000 people in the targeted district will be enhanced on the effects of addiction to khat and its complements whereby the production, consumption and marketing of khat will be reduced and production and productivity increased.