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SHAWCO, the dynamic, innovative and passionate student-run NGO based at UCT, is constantly striving to improve the quality of life for individuals in impoverished communities around Cape Town.  SHAWCO has been running for over 65 years and is one of South Africa’s largest student volunteer organisations, now boasting over 1200 volunteers running more than 15 health and education projects – such as mobile clinics, community health centres and Saturday schools – in 5 SHAWCO centres as well as other locations around the Cape Metropolitan area.

Under SHAWCO’s Education Project, a donation of £50 can provide a place of safety for a young vulnerable child over the period of one year, enabling them to be able to play and study in an environment where they are supported both academically and emotionally.  A donation of £150 can enable a Grade 12 student to obtain tuition in preparation for final high school exams.

Celebrate your memories of SHAWCO by making a contribution to its life changing work.