With the DAPC grants, grantees have engaged with youth, teachers, parents, and other community stakeholders to implement prevention and awareness-raising activities in schools and communities. Projects are guided by the UNODC/WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention, which summarizes currently available scientific evidence, and describes interventions and policies that have been found to result in positive prevention outcomes.
Since 2012, the DAPC grants have benefitted 133 projects in 55 countries, reaching low- and middle-income countries from all regions of the world. The activities range from photographic exhibitions, radio shows, or street theatres to training school teachers on social and emotional skills, parents on good parenting practices, out-of-school youth on income generation, or peer educators on how to scale up prevention efforts in their schools and communities.
For your dash of inspiration for the day, discover how Japan’s DAPC grants have been supporting organizations in various countries and regions around the world in engaging with or involving youth in implementing substance use prevention projects.
In recent articles, we introduced several projects funded by Japan’s DAPC grants which impacted youth and drug use prevention in different corners of the world. Today, we would like to acknowledge the efforts and achievements of Journey from the Maldives. Journey embarked on a project aiming to empower and equip young people, related stakeholders, and parents with the necessary skill-set for and education on drug use prevention. The multiple components of the project generated comprehensive effects.