What's your DRINKiQ? Reaching 4,000 students in Ghana
Case study 26 JUN 2015
In Ghana, our global DRINKiQ programme empowers young adults to make informed and responsible choices about alcohol though an education programme in public universities.
Run by clinical psychologists from the University of Ghana Medical School, and supported by the institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana Legon, the 'What's your DRINKiQ?' programme has reached around 4,000 students since it began in 2011.
Students receive a two-hour education session on responsible drinking as part of a two- to three-day engagement programme which includes tests of their knowledge of the issues. Participants are then followed up, one to two years later, to track any attitudinal changes. Evaluation shows that on average, students' knowledge on the effect of alcohol has increased by 80%.