Meet The Team

The Scalabrini Team

The Scalabrini Centre team are a group of diverse and dedicated individuals with a passion to serve others and assist migrants and refugees in Cape Town to integrate into society. Our team come from a rich background of education, experience and expertise to ensure that the services our clients receive are of a high standard.

Miranda Madikane
Sally Gandar
Head of Advocacy & Legal Advisor
Lumka Matthews
Advocacy Social Auxiliary Worker
Prashana Rampersad
BASP Internship Coordinator
Christine Kalala
BASP Academic Coach
Maxesibe Ximbi
EAP Placement Officer
Jade Henderson
Unite Manager
Etienne Ciamala
Welfare Assistant Consultant
Asha Uwamahoro
Charlotte Manicom
Advocacy Communications Officer
Shameema Jones
Advocacy Social Worker
Savannah Brogneri
BASP Student Support Coordinator
Hylton Bergh
Employment Access Manager
Rhoda Van Schalkwyk
English School Manager
Diana Akokpari
Unite Assistant Manager
Anne Goergmeier
Women's Platform Program Coordinator
Dulce Pereira
Financial Administrator
Sindisiwe Moyo
Advocacy Officer
Yoni Pakleppa
BASP Manager
Meddy Sephora
BASP Academic Coach
Kuda Kuhlengisa
EAP Helpdesk Coordinator
Clara Coetzee
English School Coordinator
Mthetheleli Wontyi
Unite Facilitator
Shingi West
Womens Platform PD Manager
Jennifer Khumalo
Communications Manager
Ben-Joop Venter
Advocacy Officer
Tavia Viglietti
BASP Academic Coordinator
Mishka Reddy
BASP Coordinator
Fortune Courtney-Mack
EAP Skills Training Manager
Nceba Dastile
Academic Language Remedial Liaison
Jennipher Kanswe
Welfare Consultant
Julia Oduol
Women's Platform Livelihood Manager

Operations And Guest House Team

Our operations team ensure the centre runs smoothly and serve our guesthouse clients who stay with us during their time in Cape Town.

Check out the guesthouse website here.

Vivienne Evert
Operations Manager
Mamitshu Musinga-Kazaai
Office and Facility Hire Housekeeper
Bongani Nhlapo
Operations Coordinator
Christelene Scheepers
Guest House Housekeeper
Sindiso Hlokomayo
Operations Assistant
Franck Adou
Guest House Night Assistant
Alphonsine Tshinguta
Office and Facility Hire Housekeeper
Natacha Mpawini
Guest House Night Assistant

Lawrence House Team

Lawrence House is Scalabrini’s youth and childcare centre who care for up to 40 children and youth a year.

Read more about Lawrence House here.

Giulia Treves
Lawrence House Manager
Jeff van Diemen
Child and Youth Care Worker
Sheillah Chigudu
Social Worker
Yves Bonyeme
Child and Youth Care Worker
Romina Meneghetti
Child and Youth Care Worker
Charlene Britz
Youth and Child Care Worker
Cathleen Fredricks
Child and Youth Care Worker
Lucinda van der Merwe
Child and Youth Care Worker

Our Board of Trustees

Filippo Ferraro

Safari Jamala

Peter-John Pearson

Maria Pereira

Gerardo Ponce

Franco Vignazia

Alessandro Festorazzi

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