The primary aim of this evaluation was to determine the impact of the FASFACTS programs in bringing about awareness and a real decrease in the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome in selected communities within the Western Cape Province.

Umtha’s objectives for the project were:

  • To document and measure the implementation of the FASFACTS programs by establishing the extent to which the content of the program, and the way in which the program had been presented to children and adults, were relevant and appropriate;
  • To establish if the FASFACTS program had made a change in the lives of those who had been exposed to it in terms of impacting their views on the use of alcohol and its association with fetal alcohol syndrome;
  • To build on an initial FASFACTS program evaluation conducted in 2008 by providing comparative indicators of the performance of the program between 2008 and 2011;