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Friday,  August 31, 2007 –  Members of the Millet community congregated to witness the launch of the Millet Drug Free Club at the Infant School on Sunday, August 26th. 2007.


During the ceremony the executive of the Club  was also officially inducted and received the blessings of prominent organizations such as the  Community Action Programme for Safety  - CAPS and the National Commission  for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Dependency  NC-PAD.


The President of the Club Mr. Martin St. Rose explained  the club had already attracted a large following of young persons, but also appealed to the older persons in the community to become  involved.     “People have began giving up on our young people because of the kind of activities that we are involved in. I want to let our young people know that they are not doomed to fall into the drug trap. There is hope for an alternative lifestyle. This includes sports, self discipline, a healthy diet and good moral values.”


Vice president of the  National  Commission  for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Dependency Mr. Clement Edwards said  promoting a drug free message  is very challenging and requires serious commitment..   “ The issue of drug abuse is indeed a challenge. It is a challenge for government, it is a challenge for policy makers, because  some people will say just say no to drugs but will not give you the means or the money, the equipment or the resources with which to fight drugs .”


Meantime the Executive Director of the Community Action Programme for Safety  Mr. Linwall James  commended the initiation of a Drug Free Club in Millet and called on residents to continue  to build a positive movement.   “We need to bring back safety to our communities and the only way it can be done is if you, every single one of you play your part and decide I am  going to  make my community safe. You've started with your drug  free club, move on to other activities, do things,  be positive .”


The motto of the club is 'Each One, Reach One.'

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