JADCO launches parent/teacher anti-doping workshops 

Friday, April 07, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), in partnership with the National Parent Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) on Wednesday launched a series of workshops, which the Commission says is aimed educating the parents and guardians of secondary school student athletes.
In a release, JADCO said that the first of six planned workshops was held under the theme “Preventing Doping: Parents Reach One, Teach One” at Jamaica College.
The workshops are being hosted with funding from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 
JADCO said attendees of the workshop were "provided with values-based education and information about JADCO’s functions and responsibilities, the 10 anti-doping rule violations, the doping control process, among other topics". Dr Michell Hunter, a representative from the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA), also reportedky made a presentation on the health consequences of doping.
The next five workshops will be held at the following locations: Church Teachers’ College on Thursday, May 4, Annotto Bay High School on Thursday, May 18, William Knibb High School on Thursday, June 22, Mount Alvernia High School on Thursday, June 29 and GC Foster College on Thursday, July 6.


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