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Drama to highlight the dangers of drug abuse

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 05 September, 2008, 12:00am

The Security Bureau's Narcotics Division hopes a drama produced by students will help counter rampant drug abuse among young people.

Under the programme - launched in collaboration with the Action Committee Against Narcotics and Commercial Radio - the Narcotics Division will recruit 100 students to stage a play with an anti-drug message.

Anyone aged between 15 and 22 can join the drama group. The candidates will be interviewed on September 27. Those selected will attend a series of workshops to be conducted by theatre professionals from next month. Under their guidance, the participants will learn about various aspects of drama production, such as scriptwriting and conduct rehearsals, and will perform at local schools beginning in March next year.

The Narcotics Division hopes the programme will raise awareness of drug abuse among local youth.

'We hope young people will gain more knowledge of drugs by taking part in theatre training. It will also help them build up self-esteem,' said a spokesperson for the Narcotics Division. The deadline for applications is September 22.

For more information about the programme - which is free - visit www.my903.com