Proclamation from the Africare Organization
A private, nonprofit organization providing development and emergency assistance to Africa since 1970.
Africare House, Washington, D.C.
WHEREAS, the Narconon program, composed of charitable public benefit organizations, has been providing life-saving drug rehabilitation and prevention services to citizens across the world, now comprising over 120 centers including various African countries, as well as, centers in over 40 countries.
WHEREAS, since the mid-1990s, Narconon drug prevention services have been delivered in South Africa, and the full Narconon drug rehabilitation program is delivered in Johannesburg. In West Africa we have Narconon Ghana, providing drug prevention services throughout the country and assisting to bring the Narconon program to other counties in the region.
WHEREAS, the Narconon program was founded by William Benitez in 1966, based on his reading of works by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, who then contributed further research and development to develop a workable method which Narconon staffs in residential and other centers worldwide have used to relieve the suffering of thousands of persons addicted to alcohol and other drugs in their effort to free themselves from this terrible condition so they could rejoin their families and become stably drug-free, ethical, and productive members of their communities, thus improving the quality of life for everyone; and
WHEREAS, Narconon staff have developed and delivered, for four decades, an on-going series of popular, live presentations to hundreds of thousands of children and young adults in schools and other venues to inform them of the real facts regarding alcohol and other drugs, so that our young people can learn to make rational and healthy decisions on this subject, and have also reached millions more youth with video and DVD properties; and
WHEREAS, the cumulative benefit of Narconon’s work is wellness, with a 7 out of 10 success rate; Narconon likewise has helped to make healthier, more decent, honorable, productive and peaceful individuals and communities by addressing the harm and degradation of alcoholism and drug addiction, notably to the point of having produced across their network tens of thousands of renewed people who have graduated with their lives saved;
We salute Narconon for the four decades on the 19th of February, 2006 for serving the community and African countries to help rid the planet of drugs.
February 15, 2006