US organized first youth camp in Tajikistan
About 40 people gathered at the first Youth Camp "Youth for a safe society", organized by the United States Embassy in Tajikistan, CA-News reported with the reference to US Embassy.
"Thirty young leaders between the ages of fourteen to twenty years with ten police officers and civil society leaders from the pilot projects implemented in Garm, Dusty and Kairakkum participated in the camp," said the Embassy.
The program of the event included a discussion of discrimination, partnership, joint problem solving and effective conflict management, leadership, and recreational activities for team building.
Participants constructed a model that represents their view of public safety, worked on a project to address youth issues related to access to education for girls, the prevention of antisocial behavior and drug use, as well as involving young people in environmental protection.
Projects were submitted to a commission composed of representatives of the group on development of partnership between the police and the public of each pilot area, which were created as part of the program of the Department of Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement at the U.S. Embassy.
The camp was held in the framework of "Rule of law in the interaction with the public" project.
"The U.S. government will continue to support law enforcement agencies of Tajikistan and the justice system and looks forward to continued close cooperation in future projects. Since 2003, the Department of Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement at the U.S. Embassy has contributed more than $52 million on programs to support the rule of law and security in Tajikistan," added the Embassy.