Galeshewe Stories: A booklet produced by the Northern Cape community alcohol advocacy project

Galeshewe Booklet.pdf


STRIVE affiliate member, Soul City, trained young people to collecct personal stories on the impact of alcohol on their families, their friends and themselves. In Galeshewe in the Northern Cape, these young people gathered data about alcohol advertising along with their stories about the role of alcohol in people’s lives. 

My mother drinks a lot and she does things without even herself being aware of these things – at times even asking me what she did when she is sober.

The personal stories demonstrate how alcohol affects:

  • children and family
  • self-respect
  • domestic violence
  • relationship conflict
  • ill-health
  • interpersonal violence
  • sexual assault
  • unsafe sex
  • drunk driving

When I was thirteen, friends would make fun of me if I didn’t have a drink. I just gave in because it was easier to join the crowds. I was really unhappy and just drank to escape my life.


Read the booklet.


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