Tshisa Solar Project

The Scalabrini Centre is excited to be working with Tshisa Solar to provide members of the Scalabrini Centre’s Women’s Platform an alternative, low-cost method for heating water.


The Tshisa Box is a unique and durable product which allows the user to harness sunshine to make 10 litres of hot water a day. By filling the Tshisa box with regular tap water and then placing the box in the sun for 4 – 5 hours the box will produce hot water which can be used for bathing, washing, and even drinking.

Tshisa Box

15 participants received the Tshisa box as part of an agreement to conduct market research for the product. Over the course of four months, the participants will put the Tshisa box to use to see how it can benefit them.

Stay tuned to find out more about the successes of the Tshisa Solar Project, and check out www.tshisa.co.za to learn more.


New Intern Profile – Ndjiapanda Mombodele


Hey, I am Ndjiapanda from DRC. I am the new All-arounder  intern at scalabrini centre of Cape Town. Working  for a NGO is a great opportunity for me.

As a refugee myself in South Africa to work for refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in general is always a pleasure because I know what it is myself. Being in service of the most vulnerable people in the world is my pleasure and that reminded me when I was interpreting for asylum seekers for them to get Refugee status at Home Affairs and I can feel again that sensation at scalabrini centre of Cape Town.

New Intern Profile – Julia Schneider Ignacio


Hi! My name is Julia, I am the new all-arounder intern at Scalabrini Centre. I was born and raised in Brazil, but for the last two years I have been living in France pursuing my studies in International Relations and Humanitarian Action.

I have always wanted to work in a NGO and I feel so grateful that I finally get this opportunity. It has only been a week since I started working here but I already feel so welcomed. As an all-arounder I get the chance to work in all areas of Scalabrini. This is a great way to learn how a NGO works as well as meeting everyone.

Living in Cape Town is very exciting. There is a lot to see and there are people from all over the world. I love living in such a vivid multicultural city. I can’t wait to see what the next months will bring me here at Scalabrini, but I am sure it will be a very rewarding experience.

New Intern Profile – Zintle Madikane


I am Zintle Madikane and am a new intern at Scalabrini centre. I am a South African that was born in Cape Town. I finished my matric last year 2014 and I am planning to study further. It might sound strange for a young adult at the age of 21 to have interest in helping/volunteering to help migrants, but I think we should all try to make the world a better and safer place for all, as we are a rainbow nation. In early 2015 I worked at Cell c (PTY) under the branch of Maxcell (PTY) as a sales lady. Now I got the chance to see and know my country much better by volunteering at Scalabrini centre of Cape Town.

New Intern Profile – Emelie Johansson


Hello Everyone!

My name is Emelie and I am in Cape Town for a 3-month internship, working with the Employment Access Programme here at Scalabrini.

I am originally from Sweden but I have lived in Australia for the past 5 years while studying and working. I am currently in my third year of a Bachelor of International Studies at Deakin University in Melbourne with a major in International Relations.

I am very grateful for the opportunity I have been given here at Scalabrini, and privileged to be a part of this organization and meeting so many different and inspiring people every day. I believe this internship will be a valuable experience that will enhance both my personal and professional life.

In my spare time, I love travelling, adventure, food, music and nature, and this city has it all on offer! I can’t wait to see what’s next in store for me here in Cape Town!



Hi, I’m Renee from the Netherlands.

I’m a 20-year old student at Zuyd University of Applied sciences and currently studying People and Business Management. I am doing my specialism in Human Resource Management because of my interests in things like recruiting, supporting people during their career and the development of employees.

Last week I started my internship at the Scalabrini Centre in Cape Town. I’m so excited for doing my internship in this amazing NGO for the next 5 months. I have specifically chosen an NGO in South-Africa because of the high level of unemployment here and I really want to make a difference to the people who need assistance in applying for a job. I hold the opinion that all humans are equal and because of that I have an interest in interacting with people from different backgrounds and cultures during my internship.

I have been in Cape Town for a week now and I have already fallen in love with this amazing city, its multicultural spirit and its wonderful views.

I’m so thankful The Scalabrini Centre offered me the opportunity to do my internship in such a beautiful place. I think my experience will be a valuable asset to my future career.



Hi guys!!

There is a new intern at the Employment Access Program! My name is Manon and I’m 23 years old. I come from Maastricht in The Netherlands. Currently I am a third-year student at the Zuyd University in Sittard where I’m studying People and Business Management. This education focuses on the fields of management, law, economics and Human Resources. From September 2014 I’m specializing in Human Resource Management.

I was ready for a new adventure and where could I do this better than in Cape Town? I really wanted to do my internship at an NGO so that I could add value to an organisation that helps people.

An additional aspect of course for taking an internship in South Africa is the opportunity to explore the beautiful nature in this country. I hope that I can build my work experience in a different culture and different environment. I am really excited to be doing my internship at the Scalabrini!!

If you have any questions do not be afraid to ask!