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FASfacts Model

The FASfacts model

After looking into different models, FASfacts decided to use Experiential Learning to convey the FAS-message on a local and national basis to the following groups in communities:

Grade 6 & 7 learners: 4 Modules of 1¼ hour each

Grade 10 & 11 learners: 1 hour Module

Working youth, adults & parents on farms, and in rural and urban communities, as well as shebeen owners

FAS-PSA’s on community radio stations and television

FASfacts’ Pregnant Women Mentoring Program supports Pregnant Women to abstain from alcohol during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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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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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!
  • "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 (