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Awareness-raising activities to combat drugs



Campaign Against Corruption and Drugs

In my wife's church, as a part of the support of YPKB (YAYASAN PELANGI KASIH BANGSA), a foundation for drug eradication, I am volunteering to organize Stop Narkoba classes in Jakarta as an organizer to tell the horror of drugs in SD (Sekolah Dasar), SMP (Sekolah Menengah Pertama) and SMA (Sekolah Menengah Atas).

Campaign Against Corruption and Drugs

Even though he's usually a shitty kid, his eyes are serious when he watches the video

The YPKB's "Bersih dari Narkoba dan Korupsi" campaign is supported by the KPK (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi) and BNN (Badan Narkotika Nasional), and Christian churches are helping to raise awareness.

My wife, who has low blood pressure and is not good at mornings, seems to feel something like a sense of mission and leaves for school briskly with a heavy projector and bulky flips at her sides, straddling the GOJEK.

The spread of Narkoba in Indonesia

In Indonesia, the term "Narkoba" is a combination of NARkotika (narcotics), psiKOtropika (psychotropic drugs) and OBat-obatan (drugs), and the annual trade value of Narkoba is 66.3 Triliun (66.3 trillion rupiah = 660 billion yen).

When we think of drugs, the drug wars in Mexico and Colombia come to mind, but in fact, Indonesia is one of the most drug-contaminated areas in the world, with 50 young people dying every day from drug-related illnesses.

  1. Ekstasi (synthetic drug ecstasy), the world's largest producer
  2. The world's largest distributor of Ganja (cannabis)
  3. Mariyuana quality in the world

Whenever I see on the TV news that some people are sentenced to death for bringing drugs into the country or for black market, I think that they are willing to take risks, but it is because Indonesia has a large population and a huge secondary market centering on the poor who can make a lot of money at once.

Narcoba rampant in Indonesia

Some children burst into tears at the shocking images...

I don't know, I haven't been going out at night lately, but in the old days, if you went to a discotheque in Kota, there were a lot of sisters working hard at headbanging, and some of them had already done it at Block M's karaoke, but if they had been shown this enlightening video and power-po that contained shocking images that would have scared adults even if they saw it, those sisters might not have lost their way.

As my wife's luggage carrier, I followed her to the school this time and felt that the number of children is overwhelming and the future of Indonesia is very bright because the demographic dividend (the rate of increase in labor force will be higher than the rate of increase in population, which will boost economic growth) is likely to continue for more than 50 years.

The fear of drugs, which was memorized in the mind as a shock treatment in childhood, will be remembered forever and may change the fate of these children, which is why I think the drug eradication awareness campaign is very important for the bright future of Indonesia.