Learners get the nitty gritty on abuse

Wedge Gardens’ staff presented a preventative programme to the Gr 7 learners at Gustav Preller Primary School in Roodepoort on September 28, 2017. “The information forms part and parcel of their Life Orientation subject; we touch on various topics but zoom in on addiction,” says Adél Grobbelaar, the head of the Rand Aid Association substance abuse treatment centre. “The programme we present is educational and deals with what drugs are, the different classifications of drugs and the consequences of abuse. We divide learners into smaller groups to give shy children an opportunity to ask questions,” says Adél, adding that this is the second year they have presented the programme to the school’s Gr 7s. Pictured is the Wedge Gardens therapy team at the school.

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