A total of 5 million people will become community advisors to combat the consumption of drugs in Venezuela.
The information comes from the director of the National Anti-Drug Office (ONA), Nestor Reverol, for the purpose of launching the “Project for the Training of Community Advisors in Prevention and Social Integration.” The project began Wednesday by the Ministry of People’s Power for Education.
Reverol explained that the facilitators of this Project will be members of the education missions, social organizations, and activists from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), who will serve to share information throughout the country.
The plan will spread throughout 335 municipalities in Venezuela in educational units ascribed to the Ministry of People’s Power for Education, in hope that 4,300 people will receive instruction in this first stage.
“The goal is to have 5 million compatriots to combat the use of narcotics in educational establishments and in the communities,” said the director of the ONA.
Furthermore, within the project they contemplate the strengthening of sports programs and prevention as effective mechanisms to combat the use and abuse of illicit substances and “that study will be the basis for the urban councils,” expressed Reverol.
Reverol described this project between the Ministry of People’s Power for Education and the ONA as a “historical work,” within the “unifying efforts to combat idleness, discrimination, consumerism, and ignorance about drugs.”
Press Unit of the Ministry of Information and Communication / Press Unit of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela/ May 14, 2009