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My Internship Experience

During a debate programme at PASCAP’s Hout Bay centre, I asked the learners who agreed with the statement that education is the key to future success. Almost every single learner raised their hand. One learner explained her response by saying, “You can’t do anything without it.” These learners, like me, believe that education has the power to heal, grow, and empower. I came to

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Social Work Treatment Services

Substance abuse is an on-going issue in Cape Town, it affects the development of children and youth and hinders the upliftment of disadvantaged communities. Social ills such as poverty, crime, low living standards and high levels of unemployment are some of the contributing factors that result in substances being easily accessible—especially among young people. Unsurprisingly, schools in these areas contain a high volume of learners

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Youth Day: Today, Tomorrow, Forever

The history behind Youth Day, PASCAP’s mission, and the lives of our learners are intimately intertwined… To commemorate Youth Day, the day South Africa annually recognizes the courageous participants of the Soweto Uprising, the learners at PASCAP’s Lakheni ASC centre put together a passionate performance about the events of June 16, 1976. They began with each student recounting the various ways apartheid oppressed black

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Jump For Life!

How can we get South Africa’s youth fit and healthy? Regular exercise is essential to a healthy lifestyle, so it’s important to encourage the next generation to seek out and cultivate healthy habits they can carry with them into the future. It has to be effective, sustainable, convenient, challenging and fun in order for the exercise to become a habit. And we’ve got the

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