Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 13, 2009
A Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour is targeting drug and alcohol abuse in Tonga, an island nation near Samoa in the South Pacific.
In an interview with Radio Tonga News on the island of Tongatapu, Mathew Andrews, the leader of the South Pacific team, explained that the tour concentrates on providing services to address the precise problems that exist in the countries they visit. With drug and alcohol abuse among Tonga's youth a critical concern to officials, non-profit groups and individuals, the tour will be providing workshops to combat this substance abuse and addiction.
The Scientology Volunteer Ministers will also offer seminars and courses in conflict resolution and natural disaster emergency preparedness--subjects that have proven popular throughout the South Pacific countries the tour has thus far visited.
Demand also runs high throughout the region for training in the study technology developed by Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard. The tour recently held a training session for students and teachers in one of the colleges on Tongatapu. "Thank you for this very important program," wrote one teacher who completed this training. He went on to state that it enabled him to "solve problems of teaching and learning on the part of the students."
Another teacher wrote, "I would suggest that all teachers who are so-called quality teachers should have this in mind where they are teaching. Many teachers tend to use corporal punishment," he continued, "due to the lack of strategies or methods on the part of the teacher."
The Goodwill Tour also provides workshops on how to improve communication skills, and training in Scientology Assists, a technology that addresses the mental and spiritual aspects of a person's physical difficulties.
Having already provided similar guidance and training in Fiji and Samoa, the Scientology Volunteer Ministers South Pacific Goodwill Tours will be in Tonga for three months before continuing on to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.