Campaign "Against drugs!", organized by the Student Council of ZNU, started in our university November 25th by training for volunteers "Drugs: causes and consequences. Prevention of HIV". Another event held as part of the action, was a meeting with representatives of the charity fund "Expectations".
November 27 in our university held a presentation of activities of the charity fund "Expectations". Its representatives – Alesya Boluta and Eduard Satsky – told the audience about key aspects of the fund. The main purpose of the organization is to support people living with HIV and prevent the spread of the disease.
Also, the students were members of other charitable organizations - from youth public organization "Free Youth Zaporizhzhya" Ganna Doroshenko, from women's organizations "She, who gives life" Yuliya Murovenko and from the NGO "City Without Drugs" Dmytro Lypov. They talked about their experiences of drug use, the conditions and circumstances under which first tried prohibited. They also mentioned the reasons that led the struggle with addiction and stop drug use. Representatives of the organizations explained their life today and the challenges that still complicate their lives because of past mistakes, because the effect of drugs on the body is maintained even after the cessation.
After that the students were able to ask the speakers.
At the end of the meeting representatives of charitable organizations called on the students never take drugs and, if possible, to help those who are already addicted, to get rid of addiction.