Facility Managment in Cape Town

Internships and Projects for suitable Students

Comunity Programs

The organisation was founded as a ministry associated with Youth with a Mission (YWAM), but is now independent and no longer in YWAM ministry. It was established in 1999 as a community-based organisation and is located in Cape Town in a township called Lower Crossroads. It is one of three the organisation throughout Africa. Our main purpose is to bring hope to children and families. The organisation South Africa is divided into three programmes. Community Support Programme: This is the programme that supports children and families directly, by running a children’s home and by helping to provide a children’s HIV clinic within the community. They aim to meet the physical, emotional, reunification, educational and recreational needs of children in their centre. Community Development Programme: This Programme aims to build skills and networks within the community, by running life skills and leadership skills for young people, providing information and referrals to families, such as social work services, parenting courses, a resource centre and networking with community based organisations. Organisational Support Programme: This Programme supports thei  services to children and families through Finance, Facilities, and Fundraising.  

Student work Description
Students of Facility Management will work closely with the Facility Manager of organisation Woodside as well as other professionals. Tasks would include :
  • Learning about the organisation in general as an organization
  • Attending sub committee meetings to see the logistics of running an organization
  • Updating and learning about organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Learning how to liaise with staff working with the particular student .ie. boost staff moral, interaction and participation
  • Assisting with and make suggestions regarding overall current operations
  • Creating awareness of the centre through communication channels and Public Relations tasks and Fundraising activities and make suggestions on leisure time activities etc and give a performance appraisal of the services offered and delivered. The intern could also be given their own PR project to work on from start to delivery under supervision and be assisted in implementing it. The organisation also works in partnership with xyz. This is focused primarily on providing affordable quality food for children in the Child & Youth Centre. 

Hospitality Firm

The firm is part of the xyz Safaris group and committed to providing sustainable, eco-friendly and luxurious accommodation in Africa. They offer unrivalled hospitality and the best rates at some of southern Africa’s most exclusive locations. Their portfolio of luxury lodges has been handpicked with clients needs in mind. Their lodges are located in the heart of nature; as such, the first priority is to be environmentally aware and conscious with their developments – ensuring that the lodges are designed and built to be eco friendly and environmentally sound; that they will be sustainable and responsible, in terms of the daily operations of the lodges; and that there will be a positive and productive impact for the local community. 

Students work Description
The firm have been taking on interns for many years and strongly believe in investing in their skills and growing their knowledge. An operations/logistics intern with a strong interest in the leisure industry will be involved in the following tasks amongst others. Procurement of building material, food items, solar items and borehole equipment for their Lodge / Camp
in Zim / Maun Transport solutions Research to find solutions for Eco products, installing lightning conductors etc. Reconciliations of Tourism Levies
Stock capturing and P & L sheets And various other tasks that come up in an extremely busy operations department. Interns have the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge on a management and logistics level
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