FARR works to reduce the prevalence of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the communities in which we operate in South Africa and contribute to improved well-being and educational outcomes.
FASD rates are alarming high, with Petrusville and Philipstown recording the highest rates of FASD globally. Our host communities are faced with high levels of malnutrition which can negatively impact children’s growth, health and ultimately their cognitive development and capabilities.
How we worked together
Working with the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR), we raise awareness in local communities around the dangers of alcohol during pregnancy and provide medical and psychosocial support. Impacts include increased knowledge and awareness, improved maternal and child health, and understanding of the negative effects of alcohol abuse.