P.A.W./Samuel Grimes Initiative ends Addiction Counseling Training

P.A.W./Samuel Grimes Initiative ends Addiction Counseling Training

In an effort to alleviate the use of drugs and substance by youth in the country, the Samuel Grimes Initiative for At Risk Youth under the patronage of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the world Incorporated (P.A.W) ended a ten days drugs and substance addiction counseling training at the Kakata Community College, Kakata, Marigbi County over the weekend.

Addressing the more than eighty participants on the campus of the Samuel Grimes Institute on the Kakata Bong Mines Road at the close of the training, the Diocesan Bishop of the West African Council of the (35th Episcopal District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Incorporated P.A.W.) expressed satisfaction over the manner at which the training was conducted.
He said statistical report from the Ministry of Health shows that about hundred thousand youths in the country are addicted to drugs and substance, adding Liberia is seriously plagued with the problem of drug addictions.  
Bishop Simpson noted that if something is not done to deal with this threat, and reduce its prevalence, which should not be left with the government, but all Liberians point to the country sitting on a ‘‘time bomb’’.  
He recalled that since the Liberian civil crisis ended, the increase in the consumption of illegal drugs have skyrocketed, and those involved are neglected by families and friends, and as a result of this appalling conduction, they find themselves in, as such, all Liberians should attach importance in reducing it speed amongst the future generation of the motherland.    
In a related development, Bishop Dr. Leo Simpson announced that a 25-Man delegation is excepted in country soon from the USA as guest of the Samuel Grimes Initiatives, and to see what is unfolding at the center.
He also told journalists that renovation work of structures on the campus will take effect as of the week under review and in a not two long distance future work will be completed.
This high powered delegation will be led by his daughter who is the brain behind the initiative to turn Samuel Grimes from academic activities to now a rehabilitation center for At Risk Youth in the country.
Also speaking to the press, the lone facilitator, Adam M. Kyne, the Executive Director of the A.M. Kyne Collegate Resource Center that is partnering with the P.A. W. Organization, thanked God for the divine connection with his formal principal and educator.
He said drug addiction is a brain disease, and its victims are not given the necessary therapy and treatment to this mental disorder the victim may not be restored, which he said, creates another generational gap.
He noted that drug addiction poses serious threat to the youthful population of the nation, and there is a need to alleviate the problem across the country to stabilization.
Speaking on behalf of the participants, Rachel Martor and Tervor T. Siafah extolled Bishop Dr. Simpson and facilitator Kyne for the opportunity and knowledge acquired and promised to work with victims and restore hope.
The participants wear later taken on a guided tour of the facilities at Samuel Grimes, which includes offices and sites that counseling will be held.
All that can be said is Liberians should thank God for the P.A.W. establishment and Dr. Simpson for a good initiative, that the arbiter of our faith, God in all the glory is using them to reach out to mankind both spiritually and educationally. 


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