SHAWCO is a non-profit, public benefit organisation that aims to create a supportive space for experiential learning and teaching, addressing inequality through innovative and sustainable approaches to community engagement.
The SHAWCO Health and Education Programmes are administered by approximately 2 000 UCT students. The community partnership and social entrepreneurship programmes, that address inequality, are implemented by 32 full-time and 5 part-time professional staff.
Operating in the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape, the SHAWCO Health programme delivers primary healthcare to 5 000 adults and children (annually) close to their homes, with fully equipped mobile clinics.
SHAWCO Education provides academic support and homework assistance to 1 300 learners weekly with structured education projects aimed to enhance resilience, efficacy and tenacity to help with problem solving and endurance to improve the academic ability of learners.