The Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) recognises the importance of supporting communities in their recreational activities. This way it ensures that the communities stay motivated to embark on healthy lifestyles and keep social ills that are brought about by liquor abuse at bay. This is the sentiment that the Khayelitsha Athletics Club (KAC) share with the WCLA. “We believe that when the youth has its hands full with positive extramural activities then they will have less to do with alcohol abuse,” said Nwabisa Mpalala who is the assistant director in communication at Western Cape Liquor AuthorityYesterday two members of the KAC and organiser of the Khayelitsha 10km & 5km Fun Run, Khayalakhe Kuse and Vukile Sonandzi, arrived at the WCLA offices in Bellville for an official hand over of a sponsorship. The WCLA sponsored 40 t-shirts to the KAC members who will be taking part in the upcoming Fun Run marathon taking place on 28 August 2016. To top this up, the WCLA started engagements with schools in the form of information sessions and debates, and provide small prizes to learners who can answer questions correctly. At schools our dedicated education officers inform the school learners about the dangers of underage drinking, FAS (Foetal Alcohol Syndrome) and consequences of alcohol abuse. This forms part of WCLA awareness programme that WCLA is currently running throughout the province. These training officers attended Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Training to expand their knowledge and to provide factual information to attendees. The end goal would be having every school learner be made aware at an early stage how liquor abuse affects their productiveness hence they should not engage in the consumption of alcohol while underage.