Association of Students Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking (SADAT)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: P.O. Box 4917
Manzini M200
Country: Swaziland
Region: Central and Southern Africa
Website: http://N/A
UN Languages: English
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Areas:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Research
  • Training

  • Other:'Youth mobilization, Children?s rights'
Short description:
Acquiring correct information about substance abuse and drug trafficking, and peer education skills, and passing these to our peers and parents, for the primary prevention of substance abuse and the reduction of HIV infection and aggravation particularly among students.
Some achievements;
- Recognition by government and excellent working relationship with the Royal Swaziland Police.
- Participation in national fora that produced the draft government policies on tobacco (2002) and Alcohol (2007)
- Being delegated by government and WHO to lead commemoration of international days related to tobacco and drugs.
- Increase in membership and schools interested in establishing SADAT branches.
- Participating in several international for a on tobacco and other drugs, and also on adolescent health in the Africa Region.
- Carrying out research on substance abuse. The work produced has been used by other organizations including government consultants.
- Increase in the number of students getting counselling.
- Reported reduction of drug abuse an indiscipline in some participating schools.
- Representing young people?s interests on substance abuse.
- Providing a participatory forum for students to learn about substance abuse, crime and HIV/AIDS and for them to express themselves. In this regard, SADAT is the only student driven organization with students themselves in leadership of their organization
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