Prison guards learn more about alcohol

The Ministry of Safety and Security: Correctional Services attended DRINKiQ sessions last week to strengthen their IQ on alcohol and the effects of alcohol abuse.
It has been a very successful year for the DRINKiQ training program of Namibia Breweries Limited said O&L Group CSI Coordinator, Venessa Mwiya as she closed off the 2015/16 financial year, ended 30 June.
In total, NBL’s DRINKiQ programme aimed at contributing to curb the effects of harmful drinking that are seen on a daily basis in society, by educating people on the impact and the harmful and responsible use of alcohol, enriched the knowledge of at least 1200 Namibians over the past 12 months.
Mwiya said, “It is not always easy to bring people together for training sessions, which is why 1200 participants is definitely a number worth celebrating. Altogether, since the inception of the DRINKiQ program in 2009, we have reached the 3600 mark. Through DRINKiQ we empower participants to make informed and responsible decisions when consuming alcohol”.
Over the past 12 months participants from all sectors including corporate, the private sector, as well as government institutions attended the DRINKiQ training sessions.
Commissioner Antoinette Platt from Correctional Services, social worker by profession praised NBL’s DRINKiQ program, referring to it as possibly a strong contributor to curbing the abuse of alcohol in the country.
“In my experience, this is most certainly not one of those programmes that make you feel guilty for taking a drink. You are so comfortable, and I appreciate the fact that the abuse of alcohol and alcohol consumption in general is treated and discussed with so much sensitivity by the facilitators of the DRINKiQ programme,” Platt added.
NBL’s DRINKiQ training program is open to everyone above the legal alcohol drinking age of 18.

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