With drug use continuing to rise resulting in more and more people getting addicted to drugs, the best way to fight against these increasing numbers is through proper education on what drugs really are so that youth can make an informed decision in order to live drug-free. That is the purpose of the Truth About Drugs educational program, and why the Freewinds sponsors the program throughout the Caribbean region now making it available to the future health and physical education teachers at Pedagogical Institute of Aruba.
Most every parent has a fear of their children getting involved in drugs, and rightfully so as access to drugs and alcohol is all too easy. With so much false information about drugs and alcohol, whether it be from friends, the drug pusher, social media or even family members, kids can make the wrong decision. This is why it is vital to get the true information about drugs to the youth before they go in the wrong direction.
Helping kids make the right decision about drug use is something the Freewinds does throughout the Caribbean region by supporting the Truth About Drugs program. Developed by the Drug Free World Foundation, the Truth About Drugs program gives educators vital tools to educate the youth. It is the world’s largest non-governmental drug education prevention initiative. The program makes use of easy to use drug education publications and award-winning audiovisual presentations that leave kids informed so they can make their own decision to say away from drugs, no matter how much the peer pressure.
IPA Teacher Educator Mr. Peter Simon was very appreciative of the Freewinds brining this information to his students saying, “On behalf of the students and Pedagogical Institute of Aruba I would like to thank the Port Captain of the Freewinds, Mr. Ken Weber, for the training and the educational materials that we received on drug education. We are very grateful for this donation. It is important for the future teachers of health and physical education to raise awareness about drugs with students.