FADA was represented by Mr. Juendel Sprok, Mrs. Rubella Toppenberg and Mrs. Ruliënne Arends. During the meeting, the Ministers received the FADA Red Ribbon to help create awareness about the effects of drug use.
This week, the FADA is promoting the ”Week of Madness” and on Monday, they encouraged everyone to wear Red.
“In connection with the Red Ribbon Day, we started the week by giving this important organization the entitled attention”, the Prime Minister stated.
There is an alarming development amongst the youth that are using drugs. FADA reaches young people to make them aware that the use of drugs does not help them. Some people may see drug use as a quick or temporary fix, but this will only have long-term negative effects. FADA does an essential job and is an important stakeholder for the government to fight against drug addiction.
“I hope that this week the community gives attention to this issue. At schools, we have to speak more about the dangers of drug use with our children. At home parents, should talk more with the children about the danger of drug use. At home, like me, a grandmother, an aunt, we as grandparents must take over the role and help parents talk to the children and support them so that they approach us rather than recurring to drugs. I wish FADA much success this week”, the Prime Minister said.