Harm Reduction &
Early Childhood Development

The Vinpro Foundation funds registered social workers to offer their services on farms and in cellars. Their main focus is assisting people with alcohol/substance addiction to quit or manage usage. This is done by offering individual and group counselling and mobilising state and private resources for assistance. The social workers also monitor centres of early childhood development to establish whether the signs of neglect/abuse are as a result of the parent’s addiction. They train farm crèche and aftercare facilitators with the latest child care techniques and tools to ensure children to ensure children reach school going age prepared and equipped with the necessary skills.

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