The Mustique Charitable Trust this morning donated a set of electrical items to the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force to aid in the expansion of its Drug Resistance and Awareness Education (DARE) Programme which teaches students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and responsible lives.
The donation of two laptop computers, two projectors and carrying cases for each of the equipment, will assist in expanding the programme into Secondary schools. It is currently conducted in Primary schools.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the Police Conference Room, at the Central Police Station in Kingstown, Lavinia Gunn, administrator for Mustique Charitable Trust said her organization has been supporting the DARE programme over the years, and she described the programme as being very important.
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Michael Charles in his remarks expressed gratitude to the Mustique Charitable Trust for the timely donation.
While, Assistant Superintendent of Police and Coordinator of the DARE programme, Juliana Charles said they hope to introduce the programme into Secondary Schools in September this year to help teenagers cope successfully with the challenges they face, and to make wise decisions.