Projects Abroad to conduct survey on alcohol and tobacco use in SP
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
In an effort to keep the younger island population away the unhealthy influences of alcohol and tobacco abuse, Projects Abroad in Belize has initiated an action plan. This initiative will require community cooperation, and is already underway.
According to Kaitlin McWhorter from the non-governmental organization (NGO) Projects Abroad, the idea is to go door-to-door, inquiring information related to alcohol and tobacco use in the community. The project aims to find out how often they are being used, and if there is a way to reduce or eliminate its abuse.
The NGO is currently working on a community census to collect data on the use of these two common drugs in Ambergris Caye. The team plans to visit the schools on the island applying the same system of data survey.
McWhorter indicated that from the information gathered, an action plan can then be implemented to prevent or lower the rate of usage among the youth on the island. She looks forward to working with the community, and hopes to get everyone’s support on this new project that seeks only the best for the island youth.
The surveys are scheduled to start on Thursday, April 14th, and should run through Saturday, May 14th.
Projects Abroad is a leading global organizer of overseas voluntary work placements. Their wide range of projects, including Teaching, Care, Conservation, Environment, Medicine, Healthcare, Sports, Culture, community projects and Journalism, are designed specifically for the needs of the communities in which they work, whilst giving their volunteers the very best experience of volunteering abroad.
For more information about Projects Abroad please visit their website at http://www.projects-abroad.org
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