The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is very clear - education is a basic human right. Yet an education was only a dream to some 300 elementary school children in Acra, Ghana. Now, thanks to the work of the people of Milano, Italy, spearheaded by the Church of Scientology of Milano and the Milano chapter of Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI), this dream has become a fact. They are now attending classes at the UNTOMA Oxford International School in Acra.
In 2008, Scientology Volunteer Ministers administered one-on-one help at 23 separate disaster sites.
The Church of Scientology International received a certificate of recognition on November 21st from the California State Assembly commending its "leadership and dedication in drug prevention and education, including the production of 16 groundbreaking public service films that are raising awareness of drug abuse internationally."
The Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour is pressing on, down the Amazon River. Traveling east from Leticia in Columbia and Santa Rosa in Peru, they have now crossed into Brazil, where they continue to bring Scientology technology to people along the shores of one of the most remote regions of Earth.
Nearly four years since the Indian Ocean tsunami crashed onto the shore of southeastern India, work continues to rebuild the region itself and the lives of those who survived. Key players in this phase of recovery are the Scientology Volunteer Ministers.
While ignorance may be bliss short-term, when it comes to drugs, ignorance is a downright dangerous condition that can kill, which is why churches of Scientology have worked to provide drug education and prevention programs since the early '70s.
The Church of Scientology of St. Petersburg is one of the largest and most active communities of Scientologists in the world. On any given weekend Scientology Volunteer Ministers from this church travel to a different town or city in the St. Petersburg and Leningrad region to help people learn about the effective solutions available to them through this volunteer program. That is how they came to set up their bright yellow tent earlier this month right next to the Culture House of the town of Kirovsk.
Recent floods in the Ukraine may be the worst disaster to hit that country since Chernobyl. Scientology Volunteer Ministers traveled to inaccessible areas in the Ivano-Frankovsky Region of the Ukraine to help those most affected.
Copenhagen—This year's Africa Day celebration in Copenhagen marked the inauguration of the "Right to Play Cup," a human rights soccer championship co-organized by the Danish African Soccer Academy (DASAC) and Youth for Human Rights Denmark. DASAC is the creation of former professional soccer player Hamid Faiz Junior and the event sought to encourage young African children in the city to become involved in sports, not drugs and crime.
Vienna—Austrian Scientologists are proud to announce the opening of a new Scientology Volunteer Ministers Center in Vienna. Opened last month, the Center was established to provide service to the community.
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