Benefit at Church of Scientology of Pretoria, South Africa to Fund Major Anti-Drug Offensive

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Church of Scientology of Pretoria announces a black-tie benefit dinner May 31 at the Church to raise funds for Foundation for a Drug-Free World Gauteng, designed to protect young people from the dangers of drug abuse.

The Church of Scientology of Pretoria in South Africa launched the province-wide Truth About Drugs initiative for Gauteng with the slogan, “Reach Kids Before the Dealers Do.”

If we all stand together, we will be stronger, more effective, and we can create a drug-free Africa.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World Africa will sponsor a May 31 black tie dinner at the Church of Scientology of Pretoria to help raise funds to bring their drug education and prevention activities to every young person in the country. It follows on the heels of the March 31 launch of a province-wide Truth About Drugs initiative for Gauteng with the slogan, “Reach Kids Before the Dealers Do.”

More than 5,000 young people participated in the event at the E.P. Bauman Primary School in Johannesburg. Volunteers distributed some 3,500 Truth About Drugs booklets and collected 2,000 signatures on their Drug-Free World Pledge from children and teens committing to live drug-free lives.

The foundation forms alliances with schools, churches, government agencies, police departments, and sports teams and is well on its way to accomplishing its target of training 6,000 youth volunteers in South Africa in 2015, spreading the word on the Truth About Drugs curriculum throughout their communities.

“The drug issue is not going to be addressed by one organization alone,” said Maurithus Meiring, Director of Special Affairs of the Church of Scientology Pretoria and Coordinator of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World Africa. “But if we all stand together, we will be stronger, more effective, and we can create a drug-free Africa.”

Inspired by the words of L. Ron Hubbard, Founder of the Scientology religion, that “a being is only as valuable as he can serve others,” Scientologists wholeheartedly support these initiatives. Participation and collaboration is invited and welcomed from all who seek to improve conditions for themselves and others.

For more information, visit the Scientology website at http://www.Scientology.org/how-we-help/voice-for-humanity.

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