Minister Fritz engages rural youth on development, substance abuse and anti-FASD
In preparation for International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day this weekend, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, has embarked on a two-day youth development outreach in the Eden Karoo region.
The outreaches will take place today in Brandwacht near Mossel Bay, and tomorrow in Pacaltsdorp, near George.
The visits form part of our stakeholder engagement efforts with rural youth to address issues of poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, and to drive a strong anti-FASD initiative.
These engagements will see the development of targeted youth development programmes, such as those already launched in De Doorns with NGO partner FasFACTS, and recently on the West Coast (Vredendal) in partnership with the Foundation For Alcohol Related Research. The programmes employ young people and train them as community workers to tackle substance abuse and FASD.
There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.
Time: 08:30am - 14:00 pm
Venue: Brandwacht Community Hall, Levendal Street, Mossel Bay
Date: 07 September 2017 (Tomorrow)
Time: 08:30 am - 14:00 pm
Venue: Eagles Nest Ministries, Pacaltsdorp, George
Spokesperson for Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development
Western Cape Government
7th floor, 14 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8000
Tel : (021) 483 9217
Cell : 076 083 6543
Email : Sihle.Ngobese@westerncape.gov.za