Who We Are

Streetwise Buildings Committee


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.