If you haven’t heard of the Be the Mentor programme, then you’re in the right place. It is a mentorship programme created by South African Breweries encouraging those who can, to be mentors to youngsters who have been subjected to alcohol before the age of 18. That’s one in every two teenagers in South Africa according to aware.org.za
The effects of underage drinking can linger longer than the morning after hangover. Underage consumption poses a significant health risk in South Africa as young people, who are still developing, are more susceptible to physical and mental disorders as a result of consumption. It is therefore important that you are aware of the effects of underage consumption and that you talk to your mentee, and educate them as well.