Local Actions

Bringing Together Interesting Local Rotary Projects Active in the Prevention of Substance Abuse and Addiction

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Rc Maldegem, District 2130, Belgium: the club designed a book and working material for schools as a prevention program for children from 3 to 5 year old.

An inspirational moral story for kids: let our words be polite and kind!

Contact: Yvan De Baerdemaecker, yvan.de.baerdemaecker@telenet.be 


Rc Maldegem, District 2130, Belgium: the club introduced the Good Behaviour game in the local schools as a prevention program for children from 6 to 12 years old.

An approach to classroom management in primary schools with impacts not just on children's behaviour in school, but also long-term effects on their life chances, such as reducing criminality, drug and alcohol dependence, health and family problems and more. 

Contact: Yvan De Baerdemaecker, yvan.de.baerdemaecker@telenet.be 


A program to provide young people in youth organisations and groups with correct information on alcohol and other drugs. The youth leaders learn how to organise prevention activities for their members and are being trained to prepare a policy plan for their own group... The JEP project was started in 2011 in the region of Bruges and Damme by 5 Rotary clubs (District 2130, Flanders Belgium). Youth organisations who already participated are followed each year to continu with their policy.

Now, JEP is an initiative of 10 Rotary, Innerwheel and Rotaract Clubs, together with JAC (Youth Organisation) and the Municipal Youth Services of Bruges and Damme.

Contact: Peter Van Saet, vansaetpeter@gmail.com

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Project Summary in English

Bradford Schools Drug Prevention Initiative

UK, Bradford, District 7280: the BSDPI Initiative started in 1994 and is a joint Initiative between Soroptimist International of Bradford, Rotary International of Bradford and West Yorkshire Police.

Its aim is to motivate, reward and award schools which positively address the issues of drug, tobacco and alcohol misuse. The BSDPI Charter Award is extended to schools able to demonstrate an effective commitment to educating their pupils to a high level in drug prevention.

Contact: http://bsdpi.org/contact-bsdpi/ 


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If your club/district is engaged in addiction prevention programs, please send us the project information and the contact person for your club to irissamuelov@rag-ap.org