Certificate Presentation for Students of the 2017 D.A.R.E. Project
1,386 Students in Grade 5 of 10 Schools under the jurisdiction of Pattaya Education Office who have joined the 2017 D.A.R.E. project for 13 weeks were co-presented with their certificates when the course ended 10th March, at Pattaya City School 2 located in Banglamung.
The Deputy Mayor of Pattaya Mr. Wichian Pongpanit and Deputy Commander of Chonburi Police Department Pol. Col. Seesak Soisri were present along with teachers of each school and 12 Police Officer Trainers who had dedicated their time and effort to educate the students since the D.A.R.E. project began.
D.A.R.E. Project aims to educate the students to be able to think for themselves to say NO to any temptation of narcotic drugs and to become the important eyes and ears for the authorities in locating drug addicts who can be saved by helping them to get rehabilitation though prevention is the key objective of the project.
D.A.R.E. Project stands for Drugs Abuse Resistance Education, initiated in 1983 by D.A.R.E. International led by the L.A.P.D. (Los Angeles Police Department) in co-operation with the local educational department.
Thailand adopted the project in 1999 using it to educate the young as narcotics has become a national problem for many years.