Indlovu Community Centre

Cape Province, South Africa

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Client : Shaster Foundation for Community Development
Current Status : Complete


Project Summary :

The Indlovu Project is the design of a community building in Monwabisi Park Khayelitsha, Cape Province, South Africa. Entirely community driven to satisfy community needs, it forms the heart of the Monwabisi Park informal settlement. Before being destroyed by a fire in November 2008, the Indlovu Centre included a Montessori pre-primary school, a medical clinic, a youth centre, a guest house, a community learning centre, a laundry, a soup kitchen and a vegetable growing initiative. AWF was introduced to this project by the Planet Wheeler Foundation in January 2009, and two AWF volunteers traveled to Cape Town to consult with the community on site. As a result AWF has been asked to provide pro-bono services for the rebuilding of the Community Centre.

The Indlovu centre is Stage 1 of 4 community hubs planned for Monwabisi park. It is being used as a prototype for the additional developments.


Latest Update :

At this stage the construction is complete and services are being offered from the building. The building is made from sandbags and eco-beams - materials that are fire-proof, waterproof and even bullet proof. The facilities that will be provided by the Community Centre include: -

  • A Medical Clinic;
  • A Youth Centre;
  • A Community Hall; and
  • A Skills Training Centre.




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