Online anti-drug abuse project lands youth on straight path
The "Build a Healthy School Together - An E-Learning & Multi-pronged Anti-Youth Drug Abuse Project" is an education and publicity programme to address drug abuse by youth, launched by Narcotics Bureau and Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan School Council with the support of government departments and community organisations.
Rolled out in February last year as one of the Force's anti-drug programmes engaging different sectors of the community, the two-year programme aims at educating teachers, parents and students on the evils of drugs, and helping them build up positive values. Some 130 primary and secondary schools with over 100 000 students and teachers are participating in the programme.
To widely disseminate anti-drug messages to the public, a "Building a Healthy School Together" Drug-free Campus Carnival was held at Chater Road Pedestrian Precinct, Central, on March 18. Besides booth games, anti-drug exhibition, introduction of the programme, photo display, drama performance, and magic show, the carnival also featured performances by Police Band and Police Dog Unit.
A total of 25 teams from primary and secondary schools took part in a Booth Game Design Contest, which was the highlight of the carnival, displaying creativity in disseminating anti-drug messages. Comprising teachers and students, 12 primary school teams and 13 secondary school teams designed and manned booth games with anti-youth drug abuse and drug-free campuses being the main themes. The creative and educational booth games added to the joy of the carnival.
Officiating at the carnival were Commissioner for Narcotics, Mrs Erika Hui Lam Yin-ming; Project Steering Committee Advisors, Dr Lee Yuk-lun and Mr Ng Siu-keung; Chairman of the Action Committee Against Narcotics, Prof Daniel Shek Tan-lei; Vicar General of Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, the Rev Dominic Chan; Assistant Commissioner (Crime) Lo Mung-hung and Narcotics Bureau Chief Superintendent Tsang Cheung-tat.
Over 160 police and civilian volunteers from six Police Regions, more than 50 officers of Narcotics Bureau and almost 70 Junior Police Call members from Hong Kong Island Region participated in the carnival to help set up the venue and ensure smooth running of the carnival programmes.
Video clips of the carnival will be uploaded to the Force's website at www.police.gov.hk > useful information > Build a Healthy School Together
Officiating guests declare the carnival open
A large number of Narcotics Bureau officers, police volunteers and Junior Police Call members pitch in for the project
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