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
Lotte Manicom
Advocacy Communications Manager
Ellen Chirima
Advocacy Officer
Prashana Rampersad
UpLearn Internship Coordinator
Christine Kalala
UpLearn Academic Coach
Fortune Courtney-Mack
EAP Skills Training Manager
Jennipher Kanswe
Welfare Manager
Jitske Cnossen
Women's Platform Financial Sustainability Officer
Asha Uwamahoro
Sally Gandar
Head of Advocacy & Legal Advisor
Tatenda Kaponda
Children’s Rights Project Assistant
Savannah Brogneri
UpLearn Student Support Coordinator
Consolee Amina
UpLearn Academic Coach
Maxesibe Ximbi
EAP Placement Officer
Etienne Ciamala
Welfare Assistant Consultant
Jade Henderson
Unite Manager
Dulce Pereira
Financial Administrator
Sindisiwe Moyo
Advocacy Officer
Yoni Pakleppa
UpLearn Manager
Meddy Sephora
UpLearn Academic Coach
Hylton Bergh
Employment Access Manager
Rhoda Van Schalkwyk
English School Manager
Shingi West
Womens Platform PD Manager
Mthetheleli Wontyi
Unite Facilitator
Olivia Terblanche
Communications Officer
Lumka Matthews
Advocacy Social Auxiliary Worker
Mishka Reddy
UpLearn Manager
Tavia Viglietti
UpLearn Academic Coordinator
Monique Paulse
EAP Helpdesk Coordinator
Emmanuel Jabiro
English School Coordinator
Julia Oduol
Women's Platform Livelihood Manager
Diana Akokpari
Unite Assistant 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.

Sindiso Hlokomayo
Facilities Manager
Mamitshu Musinga-Kazaai
Office and Facility Hire Housekeeper
Bongani Nhlapo
Operations Coordinator
Pamela Kalenda
Guest House Housekeeper
Donatha Icyimpaye
Facilities 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

Lindi Dlamini


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