Community Centres: Management

Community Centre Report

After Implementation


The team studied the management of the Inlovu Project to gain a pliminary understanding of how community centres run.

Di Womersley is the founder of the Shaster Foundation and director of the Indlovu Project. Since 1993, Di has been involved in community work in informal settlements of South Africa

Sibongile, a current employee of the Shaster Foundation, handles all the finances and administrative tasks that come with running the community centre. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, faxing and fielding telephone calls. Strong communications skills are necessary in this position. Another responsibility that she has is booking events in the general hall of the community centre.

It has been proposed that when other community centres are built, the Street Committee for that particular section will oversee operations. The Shaster Foundation would have the ability to give advice to these community centres, but does not have any decision making power in this arrangement.

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