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CYPSA Report 10 May 2020 - Follow Up On Previous Intakes

During the 2020 lock-down, the CYPSA office phoned young men that had previously completed our 21-day CYPSA Restoration Programme, to check on their progress...

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Shawne's* Story

After many failed attempts at self-help the CYPSA message of hope and restoration reached me while I was living on the streets due to my self-imposed exile from my loved ones.

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How Bongani* was Helped

Because of drugs I had hurt and broken so many people’s lives, especially my family.

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Mbuso's* Life Story

I grew up with my grandmother in Durban as my mother passed away when I was 3 years old.

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How Josh* was Helped

Finally, I was on the brink of committing suicide - the thought had crossed my mind more than once...

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How Dumisani* Was Helped

​Because of drug abuse, alcohol and my involvement in crime, I ended up in prison and joined the gangs in prison.

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Fezile finds freedom...


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How Marcel was Helped

I started smoking dagga (marijuana) and then various other drugs while I was in high school. I was rebellious and became involved in crime in order to feed my drug addiction, and finally dropped out of school in grade 10.

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Sifiso's Life Story

After finishing school I went deep into a lifestyle of drug abuse for the next 5 years. I ended up living on the street, eating out of dust bins, and I once went without bathing for about three months.

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How Qhawe was Helped

The problem started when I enrolled at tech. I met up with new friends who introduced me to smoking dagga, cigarettes and drinking alcohol. I ended up failing my first semester...

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