Foundation aims to uplift the youth

John-Ross Erasmus, Kuhle Bongoza, Abongile Bongoza and Luxolo Maki at the recent Mutida Foundation event.

Children are at the greatest risk in our society, so any organisation that supports children and young adults with education and counselling around avoiding substance abuse must be applauded.

Chief administrator and fundraiser, Renay February, says that the Mudita Foundation has been caring for children since 2010 and is dedicated to providing high quality mental-health care and substance abuse services to children aged 13 and above.

“We operate in Stellenbosch, Eerste River, Kraaifontein, Somerset West and Macassar with specialised knowledge and training about youth substance abuse,” she says, adding that services are free of charge to pupils in their service areas, and that they make use of professional services from social workers, psychologists and other registered health-care professionals.

“Our programmes include prevention and awareness offering proper education about abuse along with training services for teachers and other educators who are most often the front line in early intervention and referral.” Ms February says.

The Mudita Foundation believes that all South Africans, including children and teenagers, should have access to sound substance abuse programmes.

To support the foundation, or for more information, contact Renay on renay@themuditafoundation.org.za