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About FASfacts

About FASfacts

FASfacts is a NGO, which aims to educate the general public on the effect of alcohol consumption during pregnancy on the unborn baby, as well as the influence that people with FAS have on each individual in particular and the broader community in general. FASfacts make use of Experiential Learning to convey the FAS message in local communities and nationally throughout South Africa. In order to reach these communities we establish satellite operational offices.

The primary objective of the programmes and projects implemented by FASfacts is to decrease alcohol consumption during pregnancy, which will lead to a decrease in the birth of children with FAS.

What FASfacts strives to prevent - The permanently damage brain

 10 facts about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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FASfacts model

FASfacts makes use of Experiential Learning to convey the FAS message in local communities and nationally throughout South Africa.

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FASfacts programmes

FASfacts runs FAS prevention campaigns in schools and communities to to convey the FAS message, as well as recruiting mentors and project monitors.

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FASfacts structure

FASfacts currently operates in the Western Cape. The aim of FASfacts is to be operational on a national level. FASfacts is run by a board of 7 directors.

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FASfacts made great changes in my life, even in my marriage. I used to drink a lot. I have two little girls and a son.

It is unthinkable that my husband and I used to drink together out of the same bottle. Yolandi, the mentor, played a huge role in my life. She visited me during weekends, and then I would be drinking. I also smoked dagga; I would then just gaze at them and started laughing, even though I didn’t know what was going on around me.

I thank the Lord for FASfacts, Francois and Mechelle. I know it takes a lot to do what you’re doing. If it wasn’t for Francois’ vision, I would have given birth to a disabled baby. But I thank the Lord for a healthy baby boy. I just want to thank the Lord.

Please mentors, keep FASfacts’ name high, and for all pregnant women: Please stop alcohol !!

Sue Moira Hendricks 31years old

Sue Moira

  • "A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” ―Eda J. Le Shan

  • “Drinking during pregnancy is linked with disaster – personal disaster for the ‘bright-eyed ones,’ disaster for their families and their hope for their young, and disaster for . . . society as we struggle to pay the huge price of this destruction.” - Prof. Ann Streissguth, Ph.D.

  • "If you're pregnant, don't drink. If you drink, don't get pregnant" - Eva Carner

  • "Every day is FASD Awareness day" - Teresa Kellerman (