For the last 75 years, SHAWCO has been touching lives in communities affected by poverty

Taking free healthcare, medication and wellness promotion to the people it serves

Educational programmes in under-resourced communities and bridging high school and tertiary education

Partner with us as we continue to touch and change lives


The Saturday School at

UCT Upper campus



Education projects

Grade R through to Grade 11


Medical student volunteers in primary healthcare

Clinics per year seeing 5000 patients


Educational volunteers working on five campuses across communities affected by poverty

Why we are different

Our mission is to practise and promote responsible citizenship in South Africa by enrolling student volunteers in health, education and social entrepreneurship initiatives in under-served communities across the Cape Flats, from Kensington to Khayelitsha.

We create a supportive space for experiential learning and teaching, and address inequality through innovative and sustainable approaches to community engagement.