My name is Lilah Byrne and I’m a new intern working with Unite as One. I am originally from Zimbabwe but have lived in South Africa for the last 10 years. I recently graduated from University of Cape Town with a degree in anthropology and history of art. Unite as One is Scalabrini’s outreach programme. It was set up a few years ago, in response to the burst of xenophobic violence, and it aims to spread cultural awareness. As the Unite intern, I go into the four different high schools and help conduct development workshops. It’s been a really great and eye-opening experience working in the schools and I’ve already learned so much. At the end of Unite’s term, I will be travelling for 2 months, and will return to Scalabrini in August and work with the Employment Access Programme. I’m looking forward to working on the Employment Help Desk and very thankful for my time with Unite as One!