Blog of Jesse Perera, Deputy Board Member representing Asia
Jesse Perera is a certified life coach providing skills development training for youth, drug addicts and other addicts. He has been in the drug rehabilitation and youth Development field for 12 years, providing trainings in Life skills, Leadership and Prevention among other things. Mr Perera is also a member of the International Coaches Community, which keep updates about the latest tools and methods in training.
One of the reasons why people of the younger generation start using drugs and alcohol is because of their addicted parents. In most rural areas and slums the younger generation is pushed towards addiction because they lack support for their education. The reason is that addicted parents spend all their money on drugs and alcohol and nothing is left to spend on education for their children. In most cases, the kids drop out of school mainly because of financial difficulties. They have nothing to do at home which may push them to drugs because this is the easiest way to pass the time. To finance their drug consumption they begin their youth as criminals. At the end of the day they might end up in prison.

We have to stop this, in order to protect the next generation. When we rehabilitate the parents we also protect their children. Apart from that we need more prevention, for example to provide assistance for education.