Phase 2 of the implementation of the Training of Young Peer Educators program, saw Mentor Arabia return to Riyadh to continue the training, but this time for peer educators on drug prevention and with the collaboration of the National Committee for Combating Drugs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The workshop lasted for 10 days, equivalent to 80 hours and was held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the National Commission in Riyadh with the participation of 20 Saudi young trainees and 10 national trainers. The workshop included 3 main topics;peer education, drugs and life skills, in addition to various activities and training techniques.
The participants described their experience in the workshop as successful, as it gave them the opportunity to acquire new training skills that they will pass on to their young peers in schools, universities and social clubs.
At the end of the training, which was held from the 21st of April till the 2nd of May, eligible participants were then invited to move on to the next phase of the project where they will participate in the training of youth between the ages of 15 and 24 on ground.
At the end of the workshop, the participants received their certificates in the presence of Dr. Fayez Al Shihri, Secretary General of the National Committee for Combating Drugs, and Princess Moudi Bint Abdallah Al Saud, Director of Women’s Programs at the General Secretariat of the Commission.