Students work for social enterprises in South Africa

Each summer, the College of Business sends students to Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO), Cape Town, South Africa for 5 weeks of experiential community service learning. This year, 23 students joined the SHAWCO programme. Apart from doing research, classes, and placements at social enterprises in Cape Town, students also got the chance to explore the beautiful landscapes of the South African city and have a full cultural immersion in various activities.

"The SHAWCO programme has made my summer meaningful. We explored around and had a lot of fun," said participant Curlie Chui. "After visiting South Africa, I have a wider global vision and better understanding of social problems in the country. It would definitely be a trip that won’t fail you."

To showcase their learning outcomes from the trip, SHAWCO participating students organised a South African Culture Fair at CityU in September. The fair was supported by CityU's funding for student-initiated projects. Students brought a taste of South African culture via sharing, games, a photo exhibition, and last but not least – food and drink tasting.