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TONGA WELCOMES THE SOUTH PACIFIC GOODWILL TOUR AND LRH STUDY TECH
[Image captions: The VM Cavalcade I/C presented the Tonga Minister of Education, Womens Affairs and Culture with the Scientology Handbook.
At the Tonga Taukilau School, the Deputy Principal translated the Study Tech lecture for the students.]
TONGA: When the South Pacific Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour arrived on the island of Tonga they were welcomed by officials from the Ministry of Education, Womens Affairs and Culture who were eager to hear about LRH Study Technology. After the VMs gave a lecture to the ministry and government school principals, the Deputy Director of Education invited the VMs to give lectures in all government schools in the kingdom.
The VMs got straight to work, giving LRH Study Tech lectures to students at all levels. At ‘Api Fo’ou College they gave 1,200 students and teachers Group Processing and a lecture on LRH Study Tech. The students were enthusiastic about learning how to learn, and so were their teachers who themselves wanted to learn Study Technology.
The VMs next visited Taukilau school in the village of Laapaha where they met with the Deputy Principal and introduced 300 teachers and students to LRH Study Tech.
The VMs are now training teachers from primary school to college level on LRH Study Technology, thereby creating a bright future for education in the Kingdom of Tonga!
SPREADING THE MESSAGE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN UGANDA
[Image caption: A student at Nakasero Secondary School in Uganda responds to a human rights quiz question, part of a program designed to educate youth on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.]
KAMPALA, UGANDA: Sixty volunteers now count themselves among the movement that is spreading the message of Human Rights throughout Uganda. Isaac Nsubaga was first introduced to the Youth for Human Rights program by IAS Freedom Medal Winner Mary Shuttleworth in 2005, and is now Youth for Human Rights I/C Uganda. He and his volunteer team have established six Human Rights Clubs in universities and primary schools and are working in coordination with government officials to educate youth on their human rights.
To teach students about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, they show the IAS-sponsored Human Rights public service announcements, followed by quizzes, which are highly popular with the students.
Youth for Human Rights Uganda has run programs in over 30 schools across the nation, giving the quizzes and holding essay writing competitions and public speech and drama competitions, all to bring the message home that human rights can and must be made a fact in Uganda.
1,500 IN FLORENCE MARCH AGAINST PSYCHIATRIC ABUSE
[Image caption: 1,500 people, led by IAS Freedom Medal Winner Roberto Cestari, were on hand when psychiatrists arrived at the World Psychiatric Association conference in Florence, Italy.]
FLORENCE, ITALY: A demonstration 1,500 strong, led by IAS Freedom Medal Winner Roberto Cestari, greeted psychiatrists arriving at the World Psychiatric Association’s conference in Florence.
The marchers, carrying placards and banners and accompanied by an honorary police escort, were soon joined by residents of Florence. Many came out of their houses and offices to join forces with CCHR as the march went through the streets of Florence. Their destination was CCHR’s Traveling Exhibit stationed just across the street from the hall where the WPA conference was being held. More than 4,000 people toured CCHR’s Industry of Death Traveling Exhibit during its stay in Florence. Visitors included psychiatrists and psychologists in town for the conference, as well as many Florence residents. Psychiatrists were visibly shaken by the huge support CCHR received in the city.
Those touring the exhibit included a psychiatrist from Spain who had this to say: “I saw the exhibit and the information showing psychiatry as a pseudo-science which serves the pharmaceutical agencies. My conclusion is that it really is a pseudo-science and it is really dangerous.”
ANTI-DRUG MATERIALS IN USE AT TEXAS CRIME PREVENTION CONFERENCE
[Image caption: A Texas Police Officer uses the Truth About Drugs booklets and the Anti-Drug public service announcements to deter youth from taking drugs.]
TEXAS: In response to an IAS-sponsored Anti-Drug Campaign ad in The Police Chief, the monthly magazine issued by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a Texas Police Chief recommended his staff order the materials.
Upon receipt of the materials, the Community Service Officer of the department was so impressed that he set up a booth at their next Crime Prevention Association meeting and personally introduced the materials to attendees, distributing over 1,200 booklets. Forty percent of those in attendance ordered free information kits at his booth.
He is now arranging for his police department’s logo to be placed on a special edition of the booklets to use at the next and largest conference of the Texas Crime Prevention Association. In the interim, he ordered another 1,000 Truth About Drugs booklets to introduce other crime prevention departments to the campaign on a one-on-one basis. He is determined to get the materials into the hands of as many of his fellow officers as he can so they can use them for drug prevention throughout the state of Texas.
COSTA RICAN CYCLING FEDERATION SPONSORS DISTRIBUTION OF THE WAY TO HAPPINESS
[Image caption: Distributing The Way to Happiness in Costa Rica.]
COSTA RICA: The Costa Rican Cycling Federation teamed up with a local Way to Happiness Chapter to co-sponsor a Campaign for Values in the country. The project was kicked off at the annual international bicycle race of the prominent sports organization. Both the President of Costa Rica and the Vice Minister of Health and Sports attended the official opening ceremonies of the race, which included participating athletes from Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Switzerland.
The theme of LRH’s common sense precepts from The Way to Happiness was reflected in every aspect of the event—on banners, T-shirts and posters. And to ensure the attendees took the message away with them, the Cycling Federation presented a copy of their own customized edition of The Way to Happiness booklet to all 5,000 athletes and guests at the opening.