Drugs-free movement declares war

Cocaine PIC: MEDLINE PLUS
Cocaine PIC: MEDLINE PLUS

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.

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