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Schools public speaking competition to raise awareness during Sobriety Week

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Public speaking competition for NC pupils to promote awareness on foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and teenage pregnancy.

Pupils from three high schools in Postmasburg took part in a public speaking competition relating to foetal alcohol syndrome and teenage pregnancy. Picture: Supplied

MEMBERS of the Postmasburg SAPS, the Northern Cape Liquor Board, the provincial departments of Education and Health and Tsantsabane Alcohol and Drug Services hosted a public speaking competition on foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and teenage pregnancy to promote awareness on the issues amongst the youth.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Mashay Gamieldien said that pupils from Postmasburg High School, Hoërskool Blinkklip and Ratang-Thuto High School participated in the competition at the ACVV Centre in Postmasburg on Tuesday.

“Four pupils from each school participated in the competition and they were adjudicated by seven judges,” explained Gamieldien.

“Each pupil received a certificate of participation, while each school was awarded a trophy and received promotional items.”

Gamieldien said that the topics were chosen as part of a broader campaign to address high alcohol consumption and to highlight the impact that binge drinking is having on the youth.

“The Sobriety Week campaign commenced on September 13 and will conclude with a fun run on September 18.

“Various operational actions will also be conducted during this period including compliance inspections and roadblocks,” said Gamieldien.

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