Touching Lives: The SHAWCO Story – at South African Jewish Museum 

By MapMyWay
19 July 2018

The SHAWCO story, SA Jewish Museum
75th anniversary of the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO)

Touching Lives: The SHAWCO Story will mark the 75th anniversary of the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) based at the University of Cape Town (UCT). SHAWCO is a student-run non-profit organisation (NPO) whose mission is to develop communities by offering primary healthcare services, education initiatives, recreation projects and skills training.

Those attending the exhibition can look forward to films bringing SHAWCO’s history to life. Personal anecdotes and inspiring photographs illustrate the profound impact SHAWCO has made on Cape Town communities.

Over seven decades UCT has strongly supported SHAWCO.

Today SHAWCO is driven by over 2000 UCT student volunteers and is still a vital feature in so many lives. At the core of this exhibition is a story about people who gave of themselves and received so much more in return.

The Jewish Community of Cape Town has been a major supporter of SHAWCO since its inception. Now the South African Jewish Museum (SAJM) has collaborated with SHAWCO to acknowledge this important milestone.

For the duration of the SHAWCO exhibition, from 18 July until the end of September, anyone showing a valid UCT student or employee card will get free entry into the SAJM.

WHAT: Touching Lives: The SHAWCO Story
WHERE:  South African Jewish Museum , Gardens Community Centre, 88 Hatfield St, Cape Town 8001
WHEN: 18 July – end September 2018

Support SHAWCO or the SAJM

To support SHAWCO via EFT or bank deposit: Standard Bank Account Name SHAWCO Branch Rondebosch Branch Code 025 009 Account Number 072 713 305 Swift Code SBZAZAJJ Sponsor For further details on monthly giving, corporate and other sponsorship opportunities please contact or call 021 406 6740. Contact SHAWCO Braemar Cottage, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa. Telephone: +27 (0)21 406 6740 | Facsimile: +27 (0)21 406 6741
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To support SAJM via EFT or bank deposit:The Isaac & Jessie Kaplan Jewish Museum T/A South African Jewish Museum Nedbank Gardens (101009) Account number 1010058916 Account type current

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