According to the indication of the Ministry of Public Education (SEP), primary schools will open their doors on Saturday, 17 June. the reason? Be a part of National Addiction Prevention Day.
That Saturday a series of activities would take place within the framework of the “If you take drugs, you will be harmed” campaign.
“Next June 17, which is Saturday, we are going to carry out activities of a different nature, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and other secretariats in 32 federal institutions, the Presidency’s Social Communications, the Ministry of Education,” announced SEP head Leticia Ramirez.
“They can be cultural, informational, sports, recreational, mainly in schools, but we can also go to some sports centers or community centers or squares or parks and gardens. It’s about what we all do to prevent addiction. Keeping in mind the importance,” the official said.
The day would begin at 10:00 am, though the secretary did not specify how long the activities would take or whether student attendance would be mandatory.
“The important thing is that it is seen that there is an intention, a force that is really there for the anti-drug campaign and for the well-being of girls, boys, youth and adolescents,” he said.
forbes mexico They consulted various teachers, who said that so far they have not received any indication from the SEP as to what will be done in schools that Saturday.
The federal government’s anti-drug campaign has developed a strategy for the classroom, suggesting that teachers instill the following rules among students:
- Strengthen students’ self-care and self-esteem.
- Maintain active involvement of mothers, fathers and families.
- Work with the community on prevention activities.
- Strengthen values such as respect, solidarity and friendship.
Similarly, the SEP asks teachers to talk about these issues with children and adolescents for 10 to 20 minutes at least 3 days a week.