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GHANA SCOUT ASSOCIATION TAKES ACTION TO EDUCATE ITS MEMBERS ON DRUGS

GHANA SCOUT ASSOCIATION TAKES ACTION TO EDUCATE IT'S MEMBERS ON DANGERS OF DRUGS.

 

Statistics from the Narcotic Control Board (NACOB) in 2014 revealed that about fifty thousand (50,000) people in Ghana, particularly the youth are in drug abuse.

 

There has been high ascendency of the practice of drug among students particularly in the Junior/Senior High and the tertiary institutions.

 

The Ghana Scout Association is a co-educational youth movement that contributes to the development of young people in achieving their full potential as individuals, responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

 

The Association organised a drug education for 215 members of the Rev. Ernest Bruce Methodist Primary & Junior High School Scout Group in Adabraka - Accra to enlighten them on the dangers of drugs on the February 10, 2017.

 

This education which was facilitated by Isaac Yeboah Baah (Executive Commissioner) and Eric Aboagye (International Commissioner); delivered the Truth About Drugs booklets and materials to Scouts (11-14years), Ventures (15-17years) and Rovers(18+ years).

 

Commissioner Isaac Yeboah Baah recognised education as the only sustainable solution to drug abuse in Ghana and requested for education materials of the "Truth About Drugs" from the Drug-Free World Campaign to introduce it to the Scouting programme.

 

To reach out to the 25 million people living in Ghana, the Ghana Scout Association is committed to train it's Adult Leaders to deliver the Truth About Drugs materials and education to its 6,000 members nationwide and other young people as well.