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SCAD is a not-for-profit organization established in 1997, with the aim of reducing substance abuse prevalence rates and new HIV and infections among young people in Kenya. The organization’s efforts and collaborative attitude emphasizes on evidence based interventions that also target Non-Communicable Diseases and Sustainable Development goals. We believe that alcohol is both a multi-faceted health and developmental matter that needs effective multi-level collaborations for any impact to be realised. Our commitment to this cause is supported by different local and international partners and networks. Above all, it is anchored on the pillars of Research, Education and Advocacy, each supplementing and complimenting the other. SCAD is a for youth by youth organization that believes in improving the educational and socio-economic outcomes of young people through a diverse set of avenues that include peer to peer education, mentorship and influence; hence school health clubs also known as SCAD clubs; use of arts as tools for education, advocacy and healthy living. We believe in the wholesome engagement of young people, empowering them with vital prosocial skills to enhance resilience to problem behaviour and life’s challenges. We vigorously pursue opportunities to alert them on social and developmental influences of substance use and its harms. We believe that investing in the health of young people is the surest way to investing in our future, and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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