MINISTRY OF EDUCATION’S CONTRIBUTION TO ADDRESSING DRUGS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
PRIORITY 1: EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Training of Trainers for Teachers (TOT) on Drugs Substance Abuse and HIV AIDS, Child Abuse, Violence Against Girls and Women
Training of Peer Educators on Drugs Substance Abuse, HIV AIDS, Adolescent Reproductive Health Issues
Training of Community Leaders, Community Drug Action Group (CDAG) and School Committees
Quick Response Presentations to schools, youth groups, women groups, faith based organisations etc
Family Life Education
Health Promoting School
Priority 2: POLICY AND LEGISLATIONS
Drugs and Substance Abuse Policy in Schools
Declaration of Drug Free School by The Honourable Minister for Education in 2010
Volatile Substance Abuse Decree 2011 (Draft)
Substance Abuse Education Grants Regulations 2012
Substance Abuse Education Grants Policy 2012
Amendment of the Substance Abuse Advisory Council Act
PRIORITY 3: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND IMPACT EVALUATION
Analysis of Reported Cases from Schools in Confidential (Red Files)
SIMS Data Analysis
2004 Research on Drugs and Substance Abuse in Secondary Schools
2005 Research on Drugs and Substance Abuse in Primary Schools
Repeat Survey in Secondary School 2010
Repeat Survey in Primary Schools 2011
Impact Evaluation on Pride Sub Projects Drug and Substance Awareness Workshops to Head Teachers and Principals and Drug Awareness Workshops to Community Leaders.– by Pride, FJ001, FJ005
Impact Evaluation of Training of Trainers (TOT) 2009-2011
Proposal for a National Research 2011-2012
Annual Evaluation of IDADAIT
Network with Pacific Drug Alcohol Research Network (PDARN)
PRIORITY 4: PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION OF EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ON DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES
Schools Broadcast Programme
IDADAIT Programme 26th June Annually-in School Awareness Programme nationwide 735 Primary, 176 Secondary Schools
Radio Talk Back Shows – Domo i Viti na Voqa ni Veiyanuyanu, Vakaribamalamala
Interviews TV – Viti ni Kua, FBC TV and when our Drug Awareness Workshops are held.
Production of TV Advertisements
Production of Posters, Pamphlets, Charts, Brochures etc.
Articles, interviews in Fiji Times,Fiji Sun, Nai Lalakai, Kaila Magazine
PRIORITY 5: PROVISION OF GRANTS
Provide small grants from its Substance Abuse Account to a body or association approved by the Council to engage in any activity in any field with which the Council is concerned to be piloted in 2012 in 2 organisations before implementation in 2013.
PRIORITY 6: PROVISION OF COUNSELLING SERVICES
Establishment of 29 Counsellor Positions in schools since 1996
Establishment of Counsellor Positions in District Education Offices
Training of Teachers in Basic Counselling.
PRIORITY 7: STAKEHOLDERS PARTICIPATION
Strengthening of our network with the Police Drug Unit, St. Giles and Ministry of Health, Ministry of Youth and other key Government Ministries and Departments.
Strengthening of our network with Faith Based Organisations, Provincial Councils, Private Sector Organisations and international donor funding agencies.