Who We Are
Streetwise is a group of Irish volunteers from all walks of life who have come together to help with the construction of several specific projects in the townships of South Africa.
The organization was founded in 2004 by Padraig Mc Intyre who was shocked by the dreadful conditions children suffer in the poor townships of South Africa. A group of volunteers traveled in 2005, 2007 and 2009 to rebuild and renovate a home for street children in Pinetown, Durban.
In 2011 the group completed the construction of a new Don Bosco Educare Centre on a site in Delft, Cape Town. volunteers worked on site with local labourers to complete the much needed Educare Centre
In 2017 the aim of the group is to add another building on the site in Delft, a training centre to cater for the needs of the community in Delft
The Members of the Streetwise Building Project Committee are as follows;
Chairman: Padraig Mc Intyre
Vice Chairman: John Grennan
Secretary: Michael Shrahan
Assistant Secretary: Peter Lyons
Treasurer: John Doolan
Safety Office: Edmund McEvoy
Irish Contract Manager: Padraig McIntyre
Promotions & Volunteers Officer: Niamh Hanrahan
Committee: Ann Hanrahan, Mary McGuinness
The continued generosity and support from volunteers and members of the community enabled streetwise to evolve into its current committee.
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer, then please read more about this on our Volunteering page.