Now all programmes presented by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) that have been made by using the Drug Education through Technology could be obtained online.
Troy Wickham, deputy manager of the National Council on Substance Abuse, said that the main aim of the presented programs has been to reach a maximum number of children and transform the way of education and the learning environment.
Troy Wickham made these statements while addressing the ceremony to launch Barbados Boy Scouts Virtual Badge Day. This ceremony was virtually addressed.
After the introduction of a new way of education now the NCSA’s programmes might get obtained through the medium of podcasts, video tutorials, online courses, PDFs, reference videos, online assessment and online evaluation.
Troy Wickham said that the requirements of the world, as they knew it, have been changing at a rapid pace. They, the inhabitants/actors of the world, might adapt as fast as possible. With that been said, the NCSA had changed the way they serve their various publics and modified several of their drug education programmes. The Barbados Boy Scouts’ Association has come amongst the first to benefit from their modified programmes.
Troy Wickham said that the Boy Scouts’ Association stretched them to the NCSA for training support for their leaders to maintain the newly developed substance abuse awareness badge.
Troy Wickham said that the training should be promoted through the virtual platforms. Drug Awareness, Drugs and the society, the legal consequences of drugs, drug and youth and the local drug situation, would also be at main focus during the programmes.
Troy Wickham said that the programme has also been providing with the updated curriculum that has been made for the uniformed youth groups that with the option of including topics that were added so that to increase the suitability for a wide targeted audience.
Mr. Wickham highlighted that the alignment of this programme with organized youth groups is in keeping with recognized preventative efforts to reduce risks while enhancing protective factors.