Anti-Drugs and Substance abuse.
Substance use disorders are associated with wide range of short- and long-term health effect, Violence and radicalization. This link between drug use and violence creates a vicious cycle that, on the one hand intensifies drug users' exposure to and participation in violent acts, radicalizations, and, on the other, increases the stigma they face. Drugs also play a major role in aggravating sexual and gender-based violence, and increase the level of stigma women experience. In a culture where drug use is strictly connected with masculinity, female users are perceived as bringing shame on families and can even be denied treatment.
YAPAD has put in place strategies and plans to rehabilitate and save this young generation to focus in building their future by engaging them live skills training such as carpentry, plumber, masonry, tailoring, mechanics and also IT.
YAPAD organized youth training on effect of drug and substance abuse in Eastleigh
Education is a fundamental basic needs that help one enlighten out of ignorance and play an important role in creating better leaders. One of the challenges with the pastoral communities is the ideology of neglecting the right of education for the girl child. The girl child is perceived as a domestic workers and the community don’t value their education due to magnitude of ignorance. YAPAD advocates for the girl child education and sensitize the community on the importance of educating girl child and giving them opportunity to prosper in academic standard and compete with boys.