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Scout leaders say no to drugs

7th Mar 2012

Gerakan Pramuka Indonesia teams up with the Drug-Free World Foundation to provide education to people not to fall into drug abuse. The partnership was made during the Drug-Free Training of Trainers at the National Training Centre in Jakarta from 3rd to 4th March 2012 where 57 Scout leaders were equipped to coach and spread a variety of information about the dangers of drug abuse to their respective Scout units.

Foundation representative Gary Bromwell said that this was the first time the foundation was partnering with a Scout association and was happy about it.

Bromwell added that the foundation enjoyed its cooperation with GP since it is an educational movement that has the biggest Scout population in the world.

In his remarks, GP Vice Chairman Prof. Jana Anggadiredja, said “GP as an educational movement contributes in building positive character through its programme” and highlighted that in Indonesia, the issue on drug abuse has already reached a critical point and GP is taking this challenge to partner with the agency that works for a drug-free community.

GP had a Memorandum of Understanding with the national narcotics agency to assist young people who are recovering from drug abuse in rehabilitation centers or are still serving their sentences in correctional institutions.

-- Berthold Sinaulan, APR Honorary Correspondent, Indonesia

​Image 1: © Gerakan Pramuka