Day of Action 2018

City: Durban, Cape Town, Pretoria

Organisations: South African Network of  People Who Use Drugs (SANPUD) and TB HIV Care, OUT and Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre.

We carried out 3 events in South Africa. A football match was held in Pretoria between The Support Don’t Punish players and the University of Pretoria. In Cape Town we held an awareness campaign in conjunction with Hope House and the Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre. This was held in a local, under priviledged High School and was attended by community members, youth and the community. Information about SDP was shared and a discussion held with Mr Mac Kenzie who is the Ward Counsellor in the area. This Community of Bonteheuwel has a very high prevelance of substance use especially amongst young adults. The theme of the day was Keep School Doors open, Keep Prison Doors Closed. In Durban a Cake Off competition was held at our Drop in Centre and PWUD community members were divided into 4 teams and had a competition as to who could create the best SDP cake. The cake was then sliced and distributed amongst the homeless and PWUD community. This day was a great success and attended by PWUD members and their families.

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