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

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
Jay Faasen
Operations Coordinator
Christelene Scheepers
Guest House Housekeeper
Sindiso Hlokomayo
Operations Assistant
Franck Adou
Guest House Night Assistant
Alphonsine Tshinguta
Office and Facility Hire Housekeeper

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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