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Extending FASfacts’ Footprint in the Northern Cape

To enrol FASfacts’ programs in certain high-risk areas in the Northern Cape, FASfacts went into partnership with the Department of Social Development... 


To enrol FASfacts’ programs in certain high-risk areas in the Northern Cape, FASfacts went into partnership with the Department of Social Development. FASfacts has trained 40 of the Department’s Social Workers and Auxiliary Social Workers in its General FAS-Awareness and Alcohol & Drug Abuse program in the Upington, Postmasburg and Kimberley areas. This program focuses on the Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome as well as Alcohol & Drug Abuse in general.

Each facilitator who took part in the training is fully equipped with the knowledge and training material to spread the FAS-message to their respective communities.

FASfacts is grateful towards the personnel of Department of Social Development who are prepared to take FASfacts’ hands to spread the FAS-message in our most at-risk communities.

For the first time FASfacts enrolled it’s Pregnant Women Mentoring Program (PWMP) to the Northern Cape.

In partnership of the Department of Social Development, FASfacts trained 10 mentors in Upington from different communities. These mentors now have the skills and responsibility to support pregnant women consuming alcohol to abstain from alcohol during their periods of pregnancy and breastfeeding.

  • "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 (www.babybornfree.com)