I wish to call on you to join hands in the building of a world in which less people will be forced to flee, and in which refugees are protected until they can safely return home one day.
— Sadako Ogata, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 1990-2000
Gahlia has worked in the Education and NGO sectors for most of her career and specifically with refugees and asylum seekers since co-founding AMP in 2007. She is passionate about developing sustainable and empowering programmes for vulnerable people, and holds an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education.

Gahlia has worked in the Education and NGO sectors for most of her career and specifically with refugees and asylum seekers since co-founding AMP in 2007. She is passionate about developing sustainable and empowering programmes for vulnerable people, and holds an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education.

Gahlia Brogneri
Director and Co-founder

Fiona oversees the PSGP, Counselling and Social Work programmes as well as AMP’s Monitoring & Evaluation. She joined AMP in 2008 shortly after its inception and has held both on-the-ground and governance roles. Her background is in Accident and Emergency Nursing and Major Incident Planning. Fiona has worked in the NGO sector since arriving in South Africa in 2001, and has developed and implemented programmes in patient advocate training, youth HIV education and a University of Cape Town Continuing Education course for lay health care workers. Fiona has a MPH from the University of Cape Town.

Fiona oversees the PSGP, Counselling and Social Work programmes as well as AMP’s Monitoring & Evaluation. She joined AMP in 2008 shortly after its inception and has held both on-the-ground and governance roles. Her background is in Accident and Emergency Nursing and Major Incident Planning. Fiona has worked in the NGO sector since arriving in South Africa in 2001, and has developed and implemented programmes in patient advocate training, youth HIV education and a University of Cape Town Continuing Education course for lay health care workers. Fiona has a MPH from the University of Cape Town.

Fiona Mendelson
CPS Senior Manager

Sylvie Mbebe heads up AMP’s Counselling Centre and also manages our IPV women’s empowerment programme. She has an Honours degree in Psychology and is currently enrolled in a Masters in Psychology (part-time) at Stellenbosch University. She is registered with the Health Professions Counsel of South Africa and has extensive experience in trauma counselling. Sylvie is passionate about restoring dignity to vulnerable people and helping them to stand up for themselves and live empowered lives.

Sylvie Mbebe heads up AMP’s Counselling Centre and also manages our IPV women’s empowerment programme. She has an Honours degree in Psychology and is currently enrolled in a Masters in Psychology (part-time) at Stellenbosch University. She is registered with the Health Professions Counsel of South Africa and has extensive experience in trauma counselling. Sylvie is passionate about restoring dignity to vulnerable people and helping them to stand up for themselves and live empowered lives.

Sylvie Mbebe
Counselling Centre & WEP Manager

David Bolomewa Ntiniwe is a registered social worker and has a BA degree in Social Science from UCCM in DRC, a degree in Social Work from UNISA and is currently completing his Masters in Development Studies at UWC. He has extensive experience working with and advocating for vulnerable families, refugees and those suffering with mental health problems. He is passionate about empowering marginalised groups to self-advocate and is part of the social services team at AMP.

David Bolomewa Ntiniwe is a registered social worker and has a BA degree in Social Science from UCCM in DRC, a degree in Social Work from UNISA and is currently completing his Masters in Development Studies at UWC. He has extensive experience working with and advocating for vulnerable families, refugees and those suffering with mental health problems. He is passionate about empowering marginalised groups to self-advocate and is part of the social services team at AMP.

David Bolomewa Ntiniwe
Social Worker

Claudine has worked for several NGOs, and dreams to take the refugee peer counselling model to other sub-Saharan African countries where she feels they will greatly benefit. Although originally from Rwanda, Claudine lived in several countries throughout Africa before settling in Cape Town. She is certified in HIV Counselling and Testing, and Peer Counselling.

Claudine has worked for several NGOs, and dreams to take the refugee peer counselling model to other sub-Saharan African countries where she feels they will greatly benefit. Although originally from Rwanda, Claudine lived in several countries throughout Africa before settling in Cape Town. She is certified in HIV Counselling and Testing, and Peer Counselling.


Claudine
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Peer Counsellor

Mulobi is an experienced peer counsellor from the DRC. He has worked as a volunteer in the refugee community of Mitchell’s Plain and Delft prior to joining AMP. Mulobi is trained in human rights documentation and lay counselling. He has also undergone SAFER training. His passion for the vulnerable in society is inspired by personal experience.

Mulobi is an experienced peer counsellor from the DRC. He has worked as a volunteer in the refugee community of Mitchell’s Plain and Delft prior to joining AMP. Mulobi is trained in human rights documentation and lay counselling. He has also undergone SAFER training. His passion for the vulnerable in society is inspired by personal experience.

Mulobi Ibrahim
Peer Counsellor

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Jeane Batamuliza
Social Auxiliary Worker

Riziki Lubemba and her family come from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and she and her husband David are community and church leaders in Delft. She has worked for AMP since 2009, and in her kind and motherly manner greets everyone who walks in our offices with a warm smile, a cup of tea and a peanut butter sandwich if they seem hungry.

Riziki Lubemba and her family come from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and she and her husband David are community and church leaders in Delft. She has worked for AMP since 2009, and in her kind and motherly manner greets everyone who walks in our offices with a warm smile, a cup of tea and a peanut butter sandwich if they seem hungry.


Riziki Lubemba

General Worker

Andrea has worked in the financial services and property sectors for 8 years, and was a business owner for 7 years. She joined the NGO sector in 2015, to support organisations that address social justice issues in South Africa. Andrea holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Andrea has worked in the financial services and property sectors for 8 years, and was a business owner for 7 years. She joined the NGO sector in 2015, to support organisations that address social justice issues in South Africa. Andrea holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Andrea Koch
Finance Manager

Watson is a registered social worker originally from Zimbabwe. He has been involved with at risk communities for several years and a vibrant staff member at AMP since 2014. Watson oversees our Youth programme, English classes and Community outreach and holds a Masters Degree in Social Work.

Watson is a registered social worker originally from Zimbabwe. He has been involved with at risk communities for several years and a vibrant staff member at AMP since 2014. Watson oversees our Youth programme, English classes and Community outreach and holds a Masters Degree in Social Work.

Watson Moyana
YOE Senior Manager

Georgine arrived in South Africa from DRC in 2006 after working as a journalist in her country. Before joining AMP she worked and volunteered for over 10 years in the field of gender based violence, HIV education and community outreach. In addition, she started her own catering company providing much needed employment for vulnerable women. Georgine heads up a team of Community Support Workers connecting communities with much needed information and resources.

Georgine arrived in South Africa from DRC in 2006 after working as a journalist in her country. Before joining AMP she worked and volunteered for over 10 years in the field of gender based violence, HIV education and community outreach. In addition, she started her own catering company providing much needed employment for vulnerable women. Georgine heads up a team of Community Support Workers connecting communities with much needed information and resources.


Georgine Nguizani

Community Outreach Manager

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Chenesai Munhamo
Social Worker

Galiema Matthews is a Registered Counsellor who holds a Bachelors Degree of Psychology and is accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She provides counselling services to survivors of trauma and gender-based violence. She has extensive experience working within the refugee community as well as survivors of gender based violence. She has worked in a variety of settings such as schools, clinics and rehabilitation centers. Galiema's vibrant and compassionate nature allows her to deliver professional services in an empathetic manner to her clients. Her passion is to enable the restoration and healing of individuals affected by trauma.

Galiema Matthews is a Registered Counsellor who holds a Bachelors Degree of Psychology and is accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She provides counselling services to survivors of trauma and gender-based violence. She has extensive experience working within the refugee community as well as survivors of gender based violence. She has worked in a variety of settings such as schools, clinics and rehabilitation centers. Galiema's vibrant and compassionate nature allows her to deliver professional services in an empathetic manner to her clients. Her passion is to enable the restoration and healing of individuals affected by trauma.

Galiema Matthews
Registered Counsellor

Gloria is a trained Peer Counsellor from DRC, and has worked for several organisations that assist refugees and promote human rights. She is passionate about her role as a peer mentor to encourage and build fellow migrants become strong enough to stand on their own. Gloria holds certificates in Peer Counselling, Data Capturing, Business Management and HIV Counselling.

Gloria is a trained Peer Counsellor from DRC, and has worked for several organisations that assist refugees and promote human rights. She is passionate about her role as a peer mentor to encourage and build fellow migrants become strong enough to stand on their own. Gloria holds certificates in Peer Counselling, Data Capturing, Business Management and HIV Counselling.

Gloria Mwenge
Peer Counsellor

Felix is a trained peer counsellor and Malawian national. He is studying part-time for an associates degree in Business Management with Southern New Hampshire University. He is trained in HIV Counselling and testing and is passionate about sharing knowledge around health and well-being and supporting other foreign nationals. Felix spends his spare time volunteering at other non-profit organisations.

Felix is a trained peer counsellor and Malawian national. He is studying part-time for an associates degree in Business Management with Southern New Hampshire University. He is trained in HIV Counselling and testing and is passionate about sharing knowledge around health and well-being and supporting other foreign nationals. Felix spends his spare time volunteering at other non-profit organisations.


Felix Nkotola

Peer Counsellor

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Senelisiwe Mlotshwa
English Programme Supervisor

Jean Luc has worked in the NGO sector in South Africa, Burundi, Rwanda, Zambia and Uganda since 2005. He is passionate about issues affecting marginalized communities and advocates for the rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa. Jean Luc has an LLB Degree and a Masters Degree in Human Rights Law from the University of Cape Town.

Jean Luc has worked in the NGO sector in South Africa, Burundi, Rwanda, Zambia and Uganda since 2005. He is passionate about issues affecting marginalized communities and advocates for the rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa. Jean Luc has an LLB Degree and a Masters Degree in Human Rights Law from the University of Cape Town.

Jean Luc Tshiamala
PSGP Manager

Neva is a registered Social Worker with extensive managerial experience. She has a long history of working with children and families in the Child and Family Welfare sector and over 12 years’ experience working in the disability sector. Neva and is passionate about empowering marginalized individuals and developing social workers to reach their full potential.

Neva is a registered Social Worker with extensive managerial experience. She has a long history of working with children and families in the Child and Family Welfare sector and over 12 years’ experience working in the disability sector. Neva and is passionate about empowering marginalized individuals and developing social workers to reach their full potential.

Neva Smith
Social Work Services Manager

Gerail has a BSocial Work Degree from the University of the Western Cape.She is passionate about empowering vulnerable people and creating sustainable opportunities for those in need. Prior to joining AMP Gerail worked in the field of child protection and with marginalized youth at risk.

Gerail has a BSocial Work Degree from the University of the Western Cape.She is passionate about empowering vulnerable people and creating sustainable opportunities for those in need. Prior to joining AMP Gerail worked in the field of child protection and with marginalized youth at risk.

Gerail Adonis
Social Worker

Augustine has been assisting refugees and migrants for over 10 years in various NGOs in South Africa, including Rape Crisis. She enjoys empowering her clients and encouraging them to self-advocate, and is very active in her community outside of office hours. Augustine qualified as a nurse in DRC, and trained as an HIV/Aids Counsellor.

Augustine has been assisting refugees and migrants for over 10 years in various NGOs in South Africa, including Rape Crisis. She enjoys empowering her clients and encouraging them to self-advocate, and is very active in her community outside of office hours. Augustine qualified as a nurse in DRC, and trained as an HIV/Aids Counsellor.


Augustine Muyambo

Peer Counsellor

Temi is a trained Peer Educator from Nigeria who is passionate about African Development. He has worked for several NGOs in South Africa and Nigeria, and has been an online UN Volunteer researcher for over 10 years. Temi holds a Bachelors Degree and Master of Science in Psychology, completed postgraduate studies in HIV/Aids Management, and will soon enrol in a PhD programme.

Temi is a trained Peer Educator from Nigeria who is passionate about African Development. He has worked for several NGOs in South Africa and Nigeria, and has been an online UN Volunteer researcher for over 10 years. Temi holds a Bachelors Degree and Master of Science in Psychology, completed postgraduate studies in HIV/Aids Management, and will soon enrol in a PhD programme.

Temi Oduwole
Peer Counsellor

Hanifah has several years’ experience in administration mostly in the private sector but is passionate about working with vulnerable individuals and communities and decided to pursue her dream to become a social worker. Hanifah will complete her social work degree in 2019 and currently assists AMP as a Social Auxiliary worker and intake officer. Her experience working in hospitals and child protection are extremely valuable and her warm personality makes all who walk into AMP feel welcome.

Hanifah has several years’ experience in administration mostly in the private sector but is passionate about working with vulnerable individuals and communities and decided to pursue her dream to become a social worker. Hanifah will complete her social work degree in 2019 and currently assists AMP as a Social Auxiliary worker and intake officer. Her experience working in hospitals and child protection are extremely valuable and her warm personality makes all who walk into AMP feel welcome.

Hanifah Human
Social Auxiliary Worker

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Adolphine Misekabu
Peer Counsellor

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Edgar Joshua
Finance Assistant