Main image: Zaahir Forbes, Jamie Louw, Lydia Hendricks and Maja Macdougall of FM Solutions.

As part of its corporate social responsibility, FM Solutions Technical recently coordinated repairs and upgrades at the 9Miles Project Youth Centre situated at the Strandfontein Pavilion in Mitchell’s Plain. Founded in Cape Town in 2013, 9Miles Project is a registered non-profit organisation that provides mentorship and support to at-risk youth in the areas of Cape Town, Elands Bay and St Francis Bay.

Making a difference with this community project

FM Solutions Technical Director, Zaahir Forbes said: “In addition to the amazing work done by the 9Miles Project team, the Strandfontein pavilion and pool complex also hold very fond memories. Since its official launch in 1983, it has fallen into a state of disrepair raising concerns within our organisation. We really wanted to make a difference and ensure it is preserved for generations to come”.

Taking hands for a successful result

FM Solutions Technical led a team of seven partners for this project – Larry’s Air Conditioning, Buntigraph Electric Reticulation, Duelcon Construction, Phase Angle & Emerald Infrastructure and Cape Cam & Automation Africa were among these companies. Their teams volunteered their time, expertise, and resources and worked tirelessly to see the project successfully completed. The facility now has functional extraction systems in the kitchens, functional lighting, compliant electrical reticulation, backup electricity supply infrastructure as well as increased security of their assets. FM Solutions Technical donated five vouchers for handyman training through its sister organisation Afroteq Academy.

“Forming lasting, trusted partnerships with clients and service providers is at the forefront of our business. It was therefore very rewarding to see these companies come on board for such a worthwhile project and to provide them with a platform that could showcase their skills and expertise,” Zaahir concluded.

Click here to view the 9Miles Project:

For more information, contact FM Solutions:
Tel: +27 21 528 8980

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