Migrant women fight isolation by sharing opportunities and experiences and thereby transforming their lives to become self-sufficient, engaged members of South African society. We are building a multinational network of women that strengthens individuals to enhance economic independence and integration into the broader South African community. Broadly speaking, the Women’s Platform is a network where women can facilitate connections, share knowledge and resources, and access opportunities. Specifically, the Platform offers a variety of practical peer-led trainings. The network is cultivated through two areas of focus; personal development and financial sustainability.
To join the Women’s Platform, please sign up at the reception of the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town. We are open Monday-Friday, 9am–4:30pm.
The Women’s Platform has four main objectives, which are reached through a six-stage programme. The four main objectives are:
1. To develop a multinational women’s network that serves as a platform for women to access and share resources for personal skills, and business development.
2. To respond to the network’s needs and interests through hosting workshops that relate to health, human rights, leadership, and preparing for work.
3. To support training in personal and professional development.
4. To support training in skills necessary to find employment.
Our volunteers come from all over the world and bring a diverse set of experiences, knowledge and abilities. They support every aspect of Scalabrini’s programmes, from English lessons and administrative support, to outreach and advocacy work.