Programme Overview


(FAS) Programme

Programme Overview

FASfacts’ campaigns aim to enhance the socio-economic conditions

FASfacts’ campaigns aim to enhance the socio-economic conditions of our vulnerable communities and their families through the facilitation of prevention, awareness and intervention initiatives that will assist them in making healthy choices to improve their quality of life, as well as that of their unborn baby. Our programmes contribute towards the general social development of at-risk communities and helps to alleviate some of the strain on our already stretched health services through early education and intervention.

What FASfacts strives to prevent?

Permanent brain damage

Programme Outcomes


Prevention or Reduction

Prevention or reduction in alcohol and drug problem behaviours at an early age


Increase the knowledge of the target group regarding FAS

Health Conscious

The communities to which the respondents belong will be more health conscious

Positive Behaviour

Positive behaviour changes amongst the participants from the target groups

Stop or Reduce

A substantial number of pregnant women will stop or reduce their alcohol consumption during their pregnancy and breast-feeding periods.

Facts about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

FAS is 100% preventable!
FAS is the leading preventable cause of mental retardation!
Alcohol during pregnancy causes permanent brain damage!
There is no safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy!
Even one drink risks the health of an unborn baby!
FAS is a lifelong, invisible and irreversible disability!
Symptoms may not become obvious until a child is 3 or 4 years old!
FAS is found in all races and all socio-economic groups!
There is no cure for FAS!

FASfacts' three Main Programmes

BOB Programme
for Youth and Adults
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Awareness & Training
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Pregnant Women
Mentoring Programme (PWMP)
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