Our guest today is Rima Saade Turk.
Rima is currently Executive Director and international relations of Nusroto Al-Anashid Association, using her wide network of social relations spanning across Lebanon and abroad. She is passionate for humanitarian activities, social services, and charitable works. She has 18 years of experience in the service of prisoners, 14 years of experience in the service of people who use drugs, a co-founder member and currently Manager of Drug Rehabilitation Center for Male and Female, and recently co-founder and Manager of Rehab Center for Juveniles referred by the Ministry of Justice. She published drug awareness articles in various newspapers, prepared publications and leaflets on drugs for different age groups, and published on radio and TV prevention and awareness episodes. Rima is a member of the International Board of Directors of the World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD) representing Asia. She has received the following awards: Miss Elegance 1984 and Lebanon Outstanding Women Award 2012, honoring her outstanding achievements in the social fields, along with trophies from different institutions for her educational and charitable events. She is also a member of Prison Fellowship International and Amnesty International; the Executive Director of Prison Fellowship Lebanon. She has attended and participated in many international and national conferences on drugs. She organized and managed many events on drugs especially the Regional Conference, “Drugs: Prevention and Treatment” held in Lebanon in collaboration with WFAD. She is also a soprano and organized and celebrated many charitable concerts.
“After a great experience at Nusroto Al- Anashid Association serving the victims of the wide availability of drugs, I had the chance to be elected in the board of WFAD in May 2014 and I was honored to meet Her Majesty the Queen Sylvia of Sweden. This chance encouraged me to continue my mission with enthusiasm. I increased my knowledge and I shared my experience internationally. WFAD realized my desires and opened many doors for me to promote my way and to connect with experts to fight drugs and to be always aware of recent treatments at the global level. Supported by WFAD, I established the Asian Federation Against Drugs gathering all Asian members of WFAD in order to fight drugs according to the need of the continent of Asia.”
Drug Free America Foundation Links: