Strengthening families

Nine Mitchell’s Plain families participated in the strengthening family programme, led by facilitators Yazeed Adams, Mary-Ann Bergman and Tahira Kassiem, from Social Development and Early Childhood Development (SDECD) Area South. The programme included participants attending meetings every Monday and Wednesday from Monday August 21 until Wednesday September 27, to do role plays, games and communication exercises to encourage stability and awareness of roles in the family. They also received certificates. The programme was designed to reduce environmental risk factors and to boost personal resilience to drug use, in high risk youth.