Violet Yelong, Founder, Zishiya Empowerment

Jos, Nigeria: A nongovernmental organization, ZISHIYA Empowerment Foundation has been launched to find, rehabilitate and train Nigerian drug addicts in business.

The Foundation, independently established by a female Activist, Mrs. Violet Adama Kaburuk opened in Jos, the capital of Plateau State on Thursday to “salvage the growing population of youths prone to substance abuse and dependence."

Its strategies according to the Plateau-born Activist will be to use workshops, seminars, training, counseling and social interventions for a “better life and society free of drugs,” she said.

The NGO according to Kaburuk, a mother of three aims “To educate, promote and bring awareness of substance abuse to communities, youths, organizations, schools and general public.

“To train personnel, volunteers in areas of substance abuse prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

“To help young people find direction in area of their God-given purpose.

“To support anti-substance abuse policies and practices which make optimal use of environmental resources, respect the sociocultural authenticity of communities.

“To help abusers quit drugs and become better people contributing to building the society they find themselves.”