The 3 institutions are in the Mafeteng district.
Majara said they decided to visit the 3 institutions because they wanted to impart knowledge about the negative impact that alcohol and drug abuse has on the health of users.
She warned that in prisons some of the inmates might be behind bars as a result of substance abuse, “so we want them to quit drugs once they are released from the prison.”
“We want them to be counselled while being rehabilitated at the centre,” she added.
When asked why they decided to visit the institutions, Majara told the paper that they have their members at the institutions who invited them to share the problem of alcohol and drug dependence with their fellow colleagues.
She said their visit to the institutions yielded a howling success as their lecture as the topic was heaped with praise by the inmates and the students.
“We received positive and constructive comments and questions from the institutions,” said Majara.
“It is our hope that our lecture will transform those who were somehow ambivalent to use alcohol and drugs,” she added.
Majara said her organisation is determined to help youth who had not yet made a foray into the use of alcohol and drug abuse to abandon the idea, at the same time helping those who have already ventured into the practice – alcohol and drug abuse to quit.
When contacted about the visit to his school, the Principal of Makena High School Matsoso Phoofolo shared the same sentiments with Majara that the lecture offered by Blue Cross was highly appreciated as it sensitised the students about drug dependence.
Phoofolo said the lecture on alcohol and drug abuse by the Blue Cross was additional information as he already works with other associations at his school that advocate for an alcohol and drug abuse free environment at his school.
“This was the first visit to my school but l am expecting Blue Cross to pay more visits so that my students fully understand the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on their health,” he said.
“The students usually pass wrong information to one another about drugs and Blue Cross will help them set the record straight,” added Phoofolo.
Jointly, the students said, "The visit of Blue Cross to our school has been very informative to us all. We have appreciated the lecture and we will now be able to make informed decisions when it comes to alcohol and drug abuse.”