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.

Executive Director
Olivia Terblanche
Communications Officer
Josphine Zvinawashe
Social Worker
Ryan Carolissen
Employment Support Coordinator
Consolee Amina
UpLearn Academic Coach
Meddy Sephora
UpLearn Academic Coach
Mthetheleli Wontyi
Unite Facilitator
Natacha Mpawini
Welfare Administrator
Asha Uwamahoro
James Chapman
Head of Advocacy & Legal Advisor
Tatenda Kaponda
Children’s Rights Project Assistant
Fortune Mack
EAP Skills Training Manager
Savannah Brogneri
Head of Well-being
Christine Kalala
UpLearn Academic Coach
Diana Akokpari
Unite Manager
Shingi West
Womens Platform Manager
Malcolm Salida
Financial Manager
Sindisiwe Moyo
Advocacy Officer
Kuhle Banjwa
Social Auxiliary Worker
Prashana Rampersad
Professional Development & Stakeholder Engagement
Tavia Viglietti
UpLearn Academic Coordinator
Symone Lindt
English School Coordinator
Jennipher Kanswe
Welfare Manager
Monique Paulse
Women's Platform Coordinator
Emmanuel Jabiro
Financial Administrator
Ellen Chirima
Advocacy Officer
Hylton Bergh
Employment Access Manager
Mishka Reddy
UpLearn Manager
Ingabire Clémence
UpLearn Academic Facilitator and Coach
Jason de Smidt
English School Facilitator
Etienne Ciamala
Welfare Assistant Consultant

Operations 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.

Lolanda Van Romburgh
Operations & HR Manager
Pamela Kalenda
Donatha Icyimpaye
Operations Coordinator
Alphonsine Tshingula
Franck Adou
General Assistant
Mujinga Kazadi
Fred Nshumbushu
Guesthouse Coordinator

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.

Jade Henderson
Lawrence House Manager
Jeff van Diemen
Child and Youth Care Worker
Reginah Chabvundura
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

Lindi Dlamini


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