Did you know that D.A.R.E. students give back to not only their own communities, but to people all over the world. The kids in this video not only donated books for libraries in Africa, but actually traveled to multiple African countries to BUILD libraries!
Steve Abercrombie, the D.A.R.E. State Training Coordinator for Northern California and longtime D.A.R.E. Officer, initiated a special project for D.A.R.E. students more than 10 years ago that continues to this day. Throughout these years, D.A.R.E. fifth grade students have collected donated books for libraries in Africa.
In 2018, seven D.A.R.E. high school students travelled to Kenya and Zambia. They spent the first week building a library and tutoring the students at the local schools. The second week they travelled to Zambia to work with victims of human trafficking. In the past ten years, they have helped to build and establish libraries in Botswana, Namibia, Gambia Nigeria Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and Uganda
This video they created is representative of the values and character these students possess. D.A.R.E. is proud of what they have accomplished and continue to do for others whether in 11 African countries, their own communities, or throughout the world!