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Bahrain mulls GCC anti-drugs centre

Manama, July 9, 2012

A GCC training centre for a programme that tackles drug abuse among school students could be set up in Bahrain, said a top official.

The programme has been implemented in 55 public and private schools, benefitting more than 28,000 students, in association with the Education Ministry.

Southern Governor and National Anti-Narcotics Commission member Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa highlighted it during a meeting with Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) chief executive Charlie Parsons and operations chief Frank Pegueros at the Dare headquarters in Los Angeles, the US.

A study will be conducted to set up the centre and discussed during a meeting of GCC anti-narcotics officials.

It was agreed that Bahrain's community police will undergo further training and more students will benefit from the programme during September and October. A media campaign will also be launched.

A Bahraini delegation will take part in a DARE conference in Atlanta, Georgia from July 23-26. – TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Training | Bahrain | GCC | Education Ministry | Anti-drugs | DARE |

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