Drugs-free movement declares war


Amidst the many evil scourges that have lately besieged Botswana's communities, one determined young man has set himself on a crusade of declaring war on drugs.

With the same energy and vigour that the scourge is ravaging the youth, Tumelo Sengawane and indeed as his name Tumelo translates to Faith in the English vernacular, is truly convinced that his fight against drug and alcohol abuse, is and will continue to bear fruit.

A former victim himself, the 35-year-old Gaborone-raised lad is running a movement that is called Drug-Free Is The New Cool (DFITNC) formerly known as Drugs Are Not Cool (DANC). DFITNC, which is registered under the Societies Act was formed in 2017 with its main aim of fighting the drug and alcohol menace. “We engage in not only treatment but also in the prevention of substance abuse. At the same time, we also stage corporate wellness days,” says Sengawane who is the executive director of DFITNC and a Recovery Support Professional (RSP) of substance use.

Editor's Comment
Stop the children killing madness!

The incident comes on the heels of a similar one where a father murdered his two toddlers in Francistown. As we grapple with the shock and sorrow of this loss, it is essential to address the underlying issues that led to such a horrific outcome.Our hearts go out to the innocent victims, the three boys aged 13, 10, and eight who lost their lives in circumstances that defy comprehension. Their deep cuts and untimely demise have left a scar on the...

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