On Saturday 25/06, an open house with seminar was organized in Brussels by Say No To Drugs Belgium, at the occasion of the celebration of the 26 June International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking of the United Nations.
At the arrival the public could tour the information hall with information on the drug campaign The Truth About Drugs. Then the seminar started. The title was “How to better inform your environment on the truth about drugs”. The seminar was done in Dutch and French and organized by the President of the association Say No To Drugs Belgium. And a printed translation was prepared for one or two persons who spoke English.
In total more there were more than 50 persons present. Many were coming for the first time to hear about the drug problem and how to educate their children and youth on their harming effects.
After a short presentation of the campaign and the purpose of this special day, the President went into the subject: what a drugs was, how it acts on the body and mind, the psychoactive effect, etc.
Then she started to explain how to talk about drugs by 1) explaining the importance of prevention, 2) getting the right educative tools as those provided, 3) get familiarize with the data, 4) speak about the drug at any occasion.
At the end, an invited artist also familiar with the subject gave a viewpoint about drugs. In total the seminar took about 1h30. At the back of the room, a table was set-up with the Thruth About Drugs tools (booklets, DVDs, Educator Guides) were available wand in the cafeteria next door, a big banner was set up in front of which the attendees could take a photo.
Taken materials at the booth:
22 sets (countaining 14 booklets), 9 info kits and 6 DVD’s in French.
7 sets, 5 info kits and 5 DVD’s in Dutch.
8 sets and 5 info kits in English.
All the attendees appreciated the presentation and some wanted either to help on the campaign or to set up further meetings for conferences in their associations, schools, learn to do lectures, or create a drug prevention team in their association. There were also personal testimonies from people who tried different drugs and the bad life results.
It’s Better to Prevent than to Cure! More in Flemish and French on: www.zegneentegendrugs.be
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