I start this Spring Newsletter with the exciting news that we have a “SHAWCO kid” visiting Canada and addressing alumni in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Gavin Joachim, himself a “SHAWCO kid” now heads up SHAWCO and is eager to tell alumni about his plans. See below for more information on these events, and I urge alumni to attend to hear about the exciting and successful programs being run by students to give a helping hand in the education of school-going young people, and by providing medical support in Cape Town and Western Cape townships.
Canadian alumni have always been keen to come together to support a number of UCT initiatives. What motivates them? Phrases I have heard include -
“Sport builds discipline and teamwork and is great for developing a strong work ethic.”
“Education beyond graduation builds academics for the future.”
“Early education is vital for a future out of poverty.”
“Africa needs doctors.”
“I received a sound education.It’s time to give back.”
We honour some of those donors in this newsletter.
Please read on - you will see some exciting work being done by UCT researchers, staff and students in addressing some of the challenges facing our society.
Wishing you all a great summer, and I hope to see you at one of our events!
Regional Director: International Operations, Canada
Development & Alumni Department
University of Cape Town
SHAWCO Director to meet with Canadian alumni in May
Many alumni have had first-hand experience with the SHAWCO programs. Gavin Joachim, Director, will be meeting with alumni in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton next month, and I invite you to come along and hear what SHAWCO has achieved in its 75 year existence. You will be truly amazed to see the successes SHAWCO has achieved. It is, of course, also a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and colleagues. All alumni and friends are invited - so please pass the invitation along. Read more to register.