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