Our passion is focused on impacting the lives of our youth through investing in on-going life skills projects through multimedia packages to provide guidance whereby generating lives of purpose and destiny due to moral generation.
Freddy Trout on relocating to George in the Eden district of the Western Cape was struck by the contrast of the natural beauty of the area and the devastation caused by substance abuse among both youth and adults. In August 2006 Mr Trout launched the PASA initiative. In 2008 Wayne Windvoël, Freddy’s youngest brother joined PASA after recovering from a 10-year substance addiction. PASA was registered as an Non-Profit Organisation by the Department of Social Development in 2009; the organisation received Public Benefit Organisation status in 2012 and is able to provide funders with an 18A Tax certificate. PASA is also a BEE Level 1 contributor and funders can benefit greatly with regards to their own BBBEE status and earn points to improve their status.
PASA serves schools and businesses in the following areas on a regular basis; George, Knysna, Mossel bay, Oudtshoorn, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Botriver, Cape Metro, Citrusdal, Clanwilliam and Vredendal. PASA also serve and travel to other areas of South Africa on invitation.
It is said, “It is easier to raise strong children than repair broken men”, PASA as such has adopted a strong prevention and awareness focus with respect to substance abuse.
Key life issues that are addressed during the programme.
- The importance of self-worth and value when choices are made.
- The influence of peer pressure and how your purpose can be hijacked.
- Consequences of substance abuse and how addiction “steals, kills and destroys”.
- The responsibility to live lives of purpose.
- Mental, Physical and Spiritual consequences of unwanted pregnancies, adoption and abortions.
- Facts about drugs and their effects on your body, family, community and our country.
- Identification of areas where scholar may be challenged.
- Decisions the learner need to make to change their destiny.
Our program is targeted at grade 6-7 learners from the age of 12, who are the most vulnerable to peer pressure.
As one of our main aims focuses on sustainability, it is imperative that we visit the school yearly to continue the fostering of necessary Life Skills.