SHAWCO

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SHAWCOStudents Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
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The Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) of the University of Cape Town: A review of the past 69 years.
The Student's Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) of the University of Cape Town: A review of the past 69 years.
These clinics would later form the backbone of the future SHAWCO.
Although originally named the Students Windermere Health and Social Centre (SWHSC), the new body was renamed The Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) and was formally approved by the University Council in 1954.
The years that followed were filled with significant growth for SHAWCO. By the 1960s SHAWCO was operating 4 busy weekly clinics in Kensington, Retreat, Elsies River and on Prince George's Drive, as well as hosting a popular weekday night-school service.
In the mid-1990s, the newly elected democratic government took it upon itself to equitably provide social services to all citizens, marking the beginning of positive state intervention in the areas where SHAWCO functioned.
Today, SHAWCO is divided into 3 sectors: education, health, and social enterprise.
The SHAWCO education sector focuses on community development through tutoring programmes for school learners and young adults in disadvantaged areas.
Prior to 2003, SHAWCO was entirely dependent on donor funding.
SHAWCO co-ordinates six generalist clinics which operate at night on a weekly basis in various Cape Town communities, and two Saturday morning paediatric screening clinics (Table 2).
The most common presentations to the SHAWCO clinics (in 2011) are listed in Table 3.
On 28 March 1968 Bill Hoffenberg, his wife Margaret (a former SHAWCO social worker) and their sons, Peter and Derek, left D F Malan airport en route to England.