A proactive approach has been taken to help curb the issue of underage drinking in the tri-island state. Recently launched on mainland Grenada, the Ask. Listen. Learn. Alcohol Avoidance Programme is now being introduced to the 6 primary schools in Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Handing over the laptops and resource materials for the programme was Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs & Local Government Hon. Kindra Maturine-Stewart.
Maturine-Stewart says she stands ready to support any programme that will rid the country of the scourge of alcohol abuse; especially when it affects the future of the nation.
Health and Family Life Curriculum Development Officer Hermione Baptiste said that the programme, which is activity-oriented, is receiving regional and international support.
Permanent Secretary Rholda Quamina was also present at the event.