For Immediate Release
17 August 2018
Eastern Cape Liquor Board to conduct an underage drinking awareness among Tsolo Schools.
The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) cordially invites you to our school debate, public speaking and Edu-drama competition to be held at Mhlontlo Local Municipality targeting 10 high schools.
In its endeavour to intensify the fight against underage drinking in schools, ECLB will facilitate a school-based education campaign among Tsolo high schools focusing primarily on girl child. This programme is also part of the ECLB’s Women Month campaign.
Alcohol abuse among young pupils continues to cause havoc in schools, and high crime statistics are attributed to alcohol/substance abuse in the area. Also this platform will be used to make young girls aware about alcohol related social challenges that affect women such as Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Rape and diseases associated with alcohol abuse.
Media is, therefore, cordially invited to be part of the campaign to fight alcohol abuse in schools and assist to spread the message of underage drinking “Booze is not for learners”.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: 22 August 2018
Venue: Tsolo T- Junction Hall
Time : 08h00
For further enquiries you can contact ECLB Spokesperson Mr. Mgwebi Msiya on 0605016418 0r Contact Senior Communication Officer, Pumlani Fani on 0605546950.