Sanca forms anti-drug coalitions

AS THE country’s coordinator for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (Cadca), the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (Sanca) has taken it upon itself to train relevant and committed community stakeholders in Breidbach.

Sanca Central Eastern Cape director Roger Weimann said they will present a two-day training session at the Breidbach Anglican Church on October 2 and 3 starting from 9am.

Sanca has partnered with the international community through the development organisation Cadca to form anti-drug coalitions in several areas around East London and King William’s Town, with Breidbach being one of the areas selected.

“These anti-drug coalitions are community-based initiatives drawing from the human and material resources within each particular area,” Weimann said.

The mission of these Cadca anti-drug coalitions is to:

  • Engage residents in the process of ongoing community problem-solving;
  • Bring together all segments of the community to prevent substance abuse, especially among the youth;
  • Promote healthy attitudes and behaviour through community action and policy advocacy with a focus on substance abuse prevention;
  • Collaborate with all community sectors to develop local solutions that create safe, drug-free communities.

Clodia Swanepoel is a Breidbach resident who has attended a five-day workshop presented by Sanca in East London earlier this year.

“The information and experience gained is much needed and a must for every community member,” said Swanepoel.

Bernito Gosling also attended the workshop and reckoned the training is a necessity for residents.

For more information, contact Juwaine Jurie on 084-591-7394.


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