2021 National Anti-Doping Education Campaign Organized in Tamale

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The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) in collaboration with the National Anti-Doping Committee and the Ghana Education Service (GES) have organized a one day Trainer of Trainees’ (TOT) programme for all PE Coordinators and Tutors, Sports Masters, and some Students from the Northern, North East, and Savannah regions as part of education campaign to promote drugs- free sports among the youth in Ghana

The program which was earlier scheduled to take place at the Tamale Senior High School took place at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale on Friday, 13th August, 2021

Participants were taken through the use of illicit drugs among the youth especially in sports and its implications

Trainers are expected to go back their institutions and schools to disseminate the information

They were also encouraged to form Anti – Doping clubs in the senior high schools to continue the gospel

Over eighty (80) participants took part in the training

Similar campaigns have been organized in the Upper West and East Regions

The theme for the 2021 National Anti -Doping Campaign is ‘focusing on drug – free sports among the youth’. Other mantras of the campaign are ‘Say No to Doping’,
‘Youth for Clean Sports’ among others

The World Anti-Doping Agency is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee to promote, coordinate, and monitor the fight against drugs in sports

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and WADA have been partners in recent time in fighting the drug menace

 

 

By : Abudu Abramani (aka atom)

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