Menoufia University students participate in the training program at the Leadership Development Institute in Helwan under the slogan "Our strength is in our youth"

Menoufia University students participate in the training program at the Leadership Development Institute in Helwan under the slogan "Our strength is in our youth"

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Under the auspices of Dr. Ahmed El-Kased, President of the University, and Dr. Nancy Asaad, Vice President for Education and Student Affairs, the Leadership Development Department of the General Administration of Student Welfare at Menoufia University participated in the launch of the summit activities under the slogan "Our Strength is in Our Youth" at the Leadership Development Institute in Helwan, which hosted a group of concerned personalities Among them is Dr. Amr Othman, Assistant Minister of Social Solidarity, who explained that the Ministry of Social Solidarity has established a fund for combating and treating addiction and abuse in order to limit the spread of drugs in Egyptian society by providing individuals with awareness, skills and knowledge that enable them to face the dangers and temptations of drugs, explaining that the Ministry has provided support for services Free treatment and rehabilitation for addicts in cooperation with the concerned partners

This is under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Shaheen, Director General of the General Administration for Student Welfare, and Tariq Kamal, Director of the Leadership Development Department.

Also included in the forum was a lecture on treatment programs and how to confront addiction and abuse. Dr. Ahmed Al-Katami, Director General of Treatment Programs at the Fund, gave a lecture, stressing that drugs have repercussions in all fields, whether health, economic or social. Therefore, it is necessary to develop awareness of the dangers of drugs on society as a whole. The lecture included a discussion with students about the experiences of people with addiction, stressing the provision of support and the availability of treatment, rehabilitation and community integration services, explaining the Fund's hotline "16023" and the basic services it provides, which are counseling, treatment and rehabilitation.

He touched on the risk factors for addiction and the role of the family in prevention and early detection of the addicted person, by observing behavioral changes, and cognitive and psychological manifestations.

In another context, a lecture was held on Egyptian national security and fighting rumors, where Major General Staff Bahgat Farid, former director of the National Defense College at the Nasser Higher Military Academy, gave an explanation of the concept of the state and national security, explaining that Egyptian national security is the most important priority, as the state strives to to preserve its stability and the safety of its citizens, and extremism is one of the most prominent challenges that threaten our national security, besides that, toxic substances and drugs pose another threat to national security

On the sidelines of the forum, the students practiced many cultural, sports and artistic activities. The forum concluded with the distribution of certificates to the students and the supervisory board.