Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth

by International Blue Cross
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth
Life Skills and Peer Education for Chadian Youth

Project Report | Apr 16, 2019
Self-help Groups to Fight Addiction

By Noemi Zulauf | Project Assistant

In the IBC project country Chad, the fifth largest country in Africa, alcohol consumption is particularly high. Although 70 percent of the population there live abstinently, the annual per capita consumption of the rest of the people is higher than in any other country in the world (33.9 litres of pure alcohol per person). As in other African countries, Chad is also experiencing strong population growth. Young people under the age of 25 make up the majority of the total population. They are particularly vulnerable to drug and alcohol consumption.

The Blue Cross in Chad therefore started self-help groups alongside the Life Skills Programmes last year. Through mutual exchange, these groups help people with addictive behaviour in their rehabilitation process.

Two self-help groups were launched in 2018 by the Blue Cross in Chad. However, one of them had some initial difficulties and must now be supported with new structures. In the active group, 10 meetings were held in a socially difficult neighbourhood. The average number of participants was 16. On September 21st LA JOURNEE SANS ALCOOL (alcohol free day) was celebrated, 24 people of the self-help group took part. A total of 40 self-help groups members and five contact persons were trained. Several working meetings are organized by the leaders and some members of the self-help groups.

The aim is to fill the gap of adequate structures for the care of people affected by drugs. The Blue Cross in Chad is very grateful to all donors for their support. The personal accompaniment of the people helps in the long run to enable young people to live an addiction-free life.

We thank you for your support!

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Anne Babb
Bern , Bern Switzerland

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