Focus: Advocacy and Community.
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The Scalabrini Centre strives to alleviate poverty by promoting development in the Western Cape and by offering assistance to refugees and their children. The ultimate aim is fostering the integration of refugees/migrants into local communities.
Scalabrini Centre target group are refugees and immigrants, mainly from Zimbabwe, Congo, Somalia, Burundi and Rwanda.
One of the biggest obstacles migrants and refuges face when looking for a job is their lack of language skills. The Scalabrini Centre strives to provide a low-cost service aimed at eliminating this language barrier, focusing on improving communication skills in order to facilitate socioeconomic integration while providing opportunities for networking and community building.
Presently the English School enrols around 350 students per term from a variety of African countries. Classes run from Monday to Friday each week, offering 4 levels from Beginners to Intermediate.
Costs & Benefits
The Scalabrini Centre has a number of volunteer and intern positions, for information of current Volunteer and intern positions please visit our website.
Scalabrini provides no compensation, volunteers are required to take responsibility for their own expenses, including housing, food, travel, and any other expenses.
Each volunteer is required to pay a 350rand placement fee, which goes into the Local Intern Development Fund (Approximately $37).
See latest information on our website, as requirements differ by internship position
Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town
47 Commercial Street, Cape Town 8001
Tel: 021 465 6433
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Average cost per day: $0
Focus: Advocacy and Community
Skills needed: Over 18 years of age, see website for specifics