Listen First

In honour of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26th, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) held a spoken word final. The theme of this year’s competition was  “Listen First: Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe” which set the parameters for the competition.The National Drug Council (NDC) along with a team of multi-sectoral stakeholders also held activities to highlight this day which supported the UNODC’s theme.14550515_10208958525693314_654671577_o

The competition accomplished two goals by giving the participants a medium to share their thoughts along with inspiring and sensitizing the audience to the truth about what people in these situations go through.14585694_10208958522053223_581271221_o