The following Scalabrini success story was shared by our Welfare Desk in the September 2011 Scalabrini Centre Newsletter
In October 2009, a single mother with two children from DRC, 38 years old, approached the Welfare Desk for assistance. She was assisted in the Welcoming Program. In 2010 she was registered in the English class as part of our agreement. Through the assistance of Scalabrini, she managed to register with Jobstart in August 2010 for assistant chef training. During her training, Scalabrini was supporting her with 2 food parcels every week and R575 each month for the crèche. After 3 months of the course, she was sent to the Employment Access Programme. Two weeks after completing her training, she got a job at Cape Town Convention Centre. She is still working there.