Finding work in tricky spaces: Learning from the success of the Aftercare Programme

Staggeringly high unemployment and increasing migration rates have created an environment in South Africa in which xenophobic tendencies can easily dominate the benefits that migration can create. Sensitive to this context, the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, an NGO promoting integration within the Western Cape, has developed a specialised project within its Employment Access Programme... Continue Reading →

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Stories from Lawrence House #4: meeting Romina

Founded in 2005, Lawrence House is a registered Child and Youth Care Centre providing care and protection to unaccompanied foreign minors and refugee children. Romina Meneghetti is the senior child and youth care worker at Lawrence House. Which are the main challenges you face working in Lawrence House? Different children face different challenges. For younger... Continue Reading →

New intern profile – Krista Toivonen

My name is Krista and I am currently interning at the Employment Access Program at the Scalabrini Centre. I am originally from Finland but have spent the last eight years living in the UK working everywhere from coffee shops to the television industry. I am also one of the directors at the international social enterprise... Continue Reading →

A clinic for Cape Town’s migrant women

As a migrant woman in South Africa, accessing the healthcare system can be an overwhelming experience. Shortly after its foundation,  Women’s Platform quickly noticed that many refugee and migrant women were not accessing health care due to their lack of fluent English or valid documentation. For others, accessing reproductive healthcare or contraception was restricted by... Continue Reading →

New intern profile – Kudakwashe Kuhlengisa

My name is Kudakwashe Kuhlengisa and I am doing an internship in the English School. I was born in Zimbabwe and I came to South Africa in 2007 where I completed my Masters in Sociology at the University of Johannesburg. My master’s dissertation focused on the lived experiences of Zimbabwean women seeking livelihoods through informal... Continue Reading →

Stories from Lawrence House #3: Meeting Fred

Lawrence House is a registered child and youth care centre based in Woodstock, Cape Town. Although it runs as an independent children’s home, it is one of the programs of the Scalabrini Centre. Lawrence House can accommodate up to 25 children and youth and specialises in the care and protection of unaccompanied foreign minors and... Continue Reading →

Stories from Lawrence House #2 : meeting Kelly

Lawrence House is a registered child and youth care centre based in Woodstock, Cape Town. Although it runs as an independent children’s home, it is one of the programs of the Scalabrini Centre. Lawrence House can accommodate up to 25 children and youth and specialises in the care and protection of unaccompanied foreign minors and... Continue Reading →

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