The Real youths for positive impact popularly known as the Realers initiative took its educational program against drug abuse to Oriwu senior/junior model college on the 18th of May 2022.
Charging students to desist from social vices, the group who has been touring around private schools in Ikorodu division, touched down at the premier institution poised for constructive effect.
Ably led by its founder, Mr Oshineye Abolanle Ayanfeoluwa (Founder / CEO of Realers Initiatives), the faction engaged more than 380 pupils (including Abdul Azeez Abdulrahmon the Lagos State spelling bee 2022 competition winner) of the school, explaining ways they can abstain from falling victims to theprevailing pestilence.
Mr Abolanle Ayanfeoluwa touched on the main effect of the digital age as an enhancement of social vices.
Exposing the students to the dangers of social vices and the threat it has to their future. Abolanle sensitised the students further on the ways they can be good ambassadors of the country, thereby becoming who they aspire to become in life.
He continued, “How? And what are social vices? Social vices are bad traits and unhealthy and negative behaviours that are against the morality of society, which are frowned upon by members of society”.
“Although, various factors and situations direct to the engagement of social vices, commonly trending in the society today is peer pressure, acting upon wrong information (false information from friends, wrong information gotten from social media, movies, and all the likes)“.
“And some other social vice causes are; poverty, mental illness, learned behaviours, inherited traits, broken home” Mr Ayanfeoluwa added
Both the Junior and Senior secondary school students of Oriwu Model College, packed the school hall to partake in the campaign/sensitisation against Social Vices.
Prompting the students to basic sobriety tests, Assistant commander of narcotics, Mrs Sanni Oluwaranti (ACN) in charge of the drug demand reduction unit (NDLEA Ikorodu Area Command), further orientate the students on the dangers of abusing drugs and its consequences.
Mrs Adegbite M.O (Program supervisor from the educational board Maryland District 2) who attended the program urged students to always listen to their parents at home and teachers in school, adding that the only way for them to prosper is by imbibing hard work and loitering away from every form of distractions.
Mr Bello Akeem (Principal, Oriwu Senior Model college) praised the initiative as a welcome impression to help students keep up alert in overcoming the numerous negative vices plaguing the world in recent times.
Mr Bello proceeded, “If we persist to whistle the buzzer just like this to the young ones, those who want to become great will adhere to instructions because what is going on presently can only bank on self-decision to prevail against it”
“I want to appreciate Realers Initiatives for bringing this awareness to Oriwu senior and junior model college, it is a feat that must continue if we want to adequately safeguard our future leaders” Mr Bello asserted
Mrs Adefunke Oluranti Esan (Chairman of all secondary schools councillor in Ikorodu) advised students to choose their friends wisely, adding that the type of friends harboured will equally determine the quality of life a student will have to live.
With nine teachers from the senior school also represented, others in attendance include; Mr Raheem A.M. (VP admin Oriwu senior college), Arole, Mohammed ACA (Rep. Com. M.B. SAROLO), Arole, Mohammed ACA (Rep. Com. M.B. SAROLO), Blessing E. Onyeike Checkers custard Marketing Executive along with her team plus Jesse Segla TOEMEK Water Manager alongside the sales manager Joshua Onabola.
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