Published: 31st October 2017
These two brothers aim to make young lives better and educate them on drug abuse and how to deal with life
Finding it difficult to handle peer pressure? The 'Better life initiative' is here to educate and helps you get through the hardest phases of life
Worried about drug abuse among youngsters, two brothers Shibin John Parackal and Binoy decided to start the 'Better life initiative', a programme to help students handle difficult situations in life. “The initiative has been basically designed for children and is aimed at leading them towards a better life and better society,” says Binoy, the co-founder.
The main focus is to create awareness about sexuality, relationships and changes in lifestyle. "Children are unaware of the hormonal changes that occur. This is because they are not educated well on these topics,” Binoy said.
Reach Out: The initiative attempts to educate kids and make them aware about the perils of ATDS
Better life initiative also focuses on creating awareness on ATDS (Alcohol, Tobacco Drugs and Steroids). The brothers, whose aim is to give training and awareness, says the programme is to make students aware of the ill-effects of drugs. The programme gives awareness to parents and teachers also. The founders believe many times parents themselves fail to pay attention to their children and the habits they are involved in, which is why it is important to create awareness for parents. Language skills are taught free of cost through the initiative.
'Better life initiative' along with the support of NSS Unit of St Joseph's College, Irinjalakuda are conducting a number of programmes across the State. They will soon hold an event along with ONEDROPNOW and Aster DM Foundation at Irinjalakuda on October 31.
A trainer from Aster MedCity will lead a two-hour session addressing 2,000 girls of St Josephs college about the basic life support in the time of emergency and teach them how to act as a first-aid service supporter during accidents. A live demo will be conducted. The students will also be addressed about hormone and health changes, hygiene during menstruation among others.