In cooperation with the Permanent Committee for Drug and Alcohol Affairs, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar has organized the first training course for health specialists and sociologists at the Education City. The training course, held on November 24 and 25 at Carnegie Mellon's campus in Education City, was open to international schools in Qatar.
"Through organizing training courses on such important and relevant topics such as raising awareness about drugs and alcohol, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar is reaffirming its commitment to supporting the social foundation of the Qatar community," said Ms. Yezenia Cadena-Malek, Director of Health and Wellness at Carnegie Mellon Qatar.
"Carnegie Mellon University recognizes the importance of supporting a safe, respectful, and aware community in relation to drugs and alcohol, thereby enhancing the physical, spiritual, and psychological health of all individuals," she explained.
The training course, held under the patronage of His Excellency Major General Saad Al Khulaifi, Director of the of Public Security Department at Ministry of the Interior, aimed to raise awareness and increase knowledge about drug control, engage the educational sector in combating drugs and educate community members and families about risk factors associated with abuse, and educate members of the community and families on effective methods of protection.
"I would like to express my appreciation to all of you for your participation in this training course which aims to develop the level of awareness of the impact of drugs to the students and to educate family members and the community about the harms and risks of drugs and how to face and prevent them" said Excellency Major General Saad Al Khulaifi.
The training course was followed by a Certificate Distribution Ceremony on November 25, where opening remarks were delivered by Carnegie Mellon Qatar Dean G. Richard Tucker. Speeches were delivered by His Excellency Major General Khulaifi and Major Ibrahim Al Sumaih, concluding with the distribution of the certificates for completing the training.