The QuadPara Association of the Western Cape (QAWC) is a non-profit organisation (NPO 002-942) of quadriplegics and paraplegics in the Western Cape. Through advocacy, the delivery of specialised programs and services, and prevention and awareness campaigns, QAWC is working to prevent and raise awareness of spinal cord injuries and empower our members to live their lives to their full potential.
Any Quadriplegic or Paraplegic may become a member of the association, and any individual who does not live with a physical disability may apply to be an associate member.
The Quadriplegic Association of the Western Cape was started in 1981 by a group of quadriplegics who were frustrated by the lack of opportunities for wheelchair users and other people with disabilities. In 2011, the Association changed the name and constitution to include paraplegics, becoming the QuadPara Association Western Cape (QAWC). Today QAWC is an association of wheelchair users that offers a range of supports for quadriplegics, paraplegics and wheelchair users across the Western Cape province.
Meet our team
PA to the General Manager
Meet Our Board
QAWC is managed by the Managing Board. The QAWC Management Board is elected by our members at the Annual General Meeting which is held every year in July. Of the elected 10 management committee members 9 are wheelchair users.