Students join drug outreach program
KUPANG: The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has trained hundreds of students from 30 junior and senior high schools in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, to become anti-drug campaigners.
The recruitment of the anti-drug crusaders is part of local efforts to prevent drug abuse among students.
Last week, police caught four senior high school students throwing a drug party in Kupang.
Head of the BNN’s Kupang branch rehabilitation and human relations division, Ricardo Terik, said on Monday that a new round of recruitment of anti-drug campaigners would be carried out in schools at the start of the new school term.
“We are currently arranging the training curriculum and methodology. We will recruit 20 representatives from each school to participate in the training. They are expected to form the front line in preventing drug abuse and trafficking among students,” he said.