SCCT Volunteer Series: Laura Coughlin

Laura Coughlin is a Sports Management graduate from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Laura has been at Scalabrini for just over two months now. Currently, she serves as an All-Rounder Volunteer to the various programmes which the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town runs. Being an All-Rounder volunteer has given Laura insight into each of... Continue Reading →

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SCCT Volunteer Series: Franck Adou

  The Scalabrini Centre relies heavily on the assistance of volunteers for the running of its various programmes. Amongst these programmes is the English School which is dedicated to providing English language training for refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers to promote empowerment, integration, and student success. The English School curriculum was developed specifically for Scalabrini... Continue Reading →

Outreach Series – Introduction

The Scalabrini Centre provides a variety of services from its offices in the heart of Cape Town - but did you know our programmes also have an outreach component? Find out more throughout the month of July in our Outreach Series! Scalabrini offers a variety of programmes to assist local, migrant and refugee communities -... Continue Reading →

I am a Capetonian Series #3: Frank Mukendi

I am a CapeTonian is a collaboration between Cape Town Partnership and the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town that celebrates migrants’ contributions to the economic and cultural vibrancy of Cape Town. By creating a space to hear a different story each month, we hope this series will enhance and challenge common perceptions of migration. Frank Mukendi... Continue Reading →

I am a Capetonian Series #2: Mavelous Bunu

I am a CapeTonian is a collaboration between Cape Town Partnership and the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town that celebrates migrants’ contributions to the economic and cultural vibrancy of Cape Town. By creating a space to hear a different story each month, we hope this series will enhance and challenge common perceptions of migration. Mavelous Bunu... Continue Reading →

I am a Capetonian Series #1: Patrick Nzinga

I am a CapeTonian is a collaboration between Cape Town Partnership and the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town that celebrates migrants’ contributions to the economic and cultural vibrancy of Cape Town. By creating a space to hear a different story each month, we hope this series will enhance and challenge common perceptions of migration. Patrick Nzinga,... Continue Reading →

A principal’s war against apathy

June 20 is World Refugee Day. We celebrate one of Cape Town’s school principals who is using the challenges of xenophobia to build momentum around creative learning. One school principal is using the challenges of xenophobia to fuel a programme countering her students’ apathy. When Mrs. Little started working at Vista High School, which accommodates... Continue Reading →

Pastoral Desk reopens at Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town

Father Pablo Velasquez has reopened Scalabrini Centre’s Multi-faith Pastoral Desk, where migrants and refugees from all faiths and backgrounds, can seek spiritual discussion, guidance and support. Whilst the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town caters to many material needs of migrants and refugees – from documentation to employment access – the spiritual needs of clients are... Continue Reading →

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