Donate R20 to SHAWCO’s Saturday School Programme and provide a learner with the opportunity of a better future

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In a Nutshell

  • Donate R20 towards a worthy social cause 
  • SHAWCO is the largest student-run organisation in South Africa 
  • Currently SHAWCO has 2050 student volunteers, together with 28 staff. 
  • SHAWCO runs 11 volunteer-driven EDUCATION projects (that cater for learners from Grade 1 to Grade 12) 
  • Your R20 will - Transport each learner to and from their community to the University of Cape Town every Saturday for the duration of the programme 
  • Give the learners the opportunity of experiencing university campus life
  • Expose the learners to Chemistry and Botany laboratories, a luxury many developing community schools don’t have 
  • Gives the learners access to highly qualified teachers

The Deal

  • Donate R20 to SHAWCO’s Saturday School Programme and provide a learner with the opportunity of getting into tertiary education

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The Saturday School Programme is a professionally run educational course that engages with two hundred Grade 12 learners from developing communities within the Cape Metropole. The learners have the chance to acquire focused remedial teaching in Pure Mathematics, Physical Science, English, Life Science and Accounting as well as life skills, career guidance workshops and visits from motivational speakers. Developed to offer learners access to UCT resources and facilities not currently available at their schools, the programme invites successful applicants from their communities and transports them on Saturdays for extra lessons.
Bursaries are not guaranteed to these learners, however if learners on the programme achieve academically, then these opportunities can be made available to them. The Career Development Unit at UCT supports the programme by offering workshops aimed at helping the learners make career and course decisions for their future studies. Another exciting component of the programme is that participating learners are given the opportunity to conduct their Matric Chemistry and Life Science practicals in UCT’s laboratories. 

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What you need to know:
  • The Saturday School* intervention provides learners with solid academic assistance in *Pure Mathematics, Physical Science, English, Life Science and Accounting
  • Learners are given access to top performing educators within the Western Cape
  • Learners are given the opportunity to conduct their Matric Chemistry and Life Science practical’s in the UCT’s laboratories, a luxury many developing community schools don’t have
  • The programme takes 200 learners out of their communities and transports them to the University of Cape Town for extra lessons
  • The programme also gives learners the opportunity of experiencing what attending a university would be like
  • Learners also receive life skills interventions, career guidance workshops and are enriched by motivational speakers and other guest presenters

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