Voices for Humanity Battles a Culture of Drugs With Barry Paul

Giselle Foundation Founder Barry Paul and Foundation for a Drug-Free World bring drug education to youth throughout his country.

​​Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change-makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations, working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring African anti-drug activist Barry Paul.

VOICES FOR HUMANITY airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.

In Kenya, the number of drug abusers stands at nearly 5 million, all of which has plunged the nation into crisis, with more than 1,400 crimes committed every week. But Mombasa native Barry Paul works tirelessly to educate a new generation, inspiring them to create a drug-free future for themselves, their families and their homeland of Kenya.


Born in Mombasa, Barry Paul’s youth epitomized what it means to grow up in the largest slum of Western Kenya. Hooked on drugs at an early age, Barry was swept up into drug-fueled riots amidst political upheaval. After a close friend bled to death before his eyes, Barry committed himself to a different path—one that wouldn’t end in bloodshed and death. He set his sights on changing the exact condition that had ruined his life and the lives of his friends—the drugs and violence overwhelming Kenya’s slums. He founded the Giselle Foundation with a mission to better society through education. Today his foundation partners with the Kenyan government to bring anti-drug education to the slums and schools throughout the country. To date, Barry Paul and the Giselle Foundation’s work has contributed to an astonishing 24 percent reduction in drug-related crime in Kenya.

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