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 over 25 years, and specifically with refugees and asylum seekers for the last 10 years. 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 over 25 years, and specifically with refugees and asylum seekers for the last 10 years. 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

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

Jean Luc has worked in the NGO sector for 11 years in South Africa, Burundi, Rwanda, Zambia and Uganda. He advocates for the rights of refugees in South Africa and is passionate about issues that affect marginalised communities, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Jean Luc has an LLB Degree and a Masters Degree in Human Rights Law. 

Jean Luc has worked in the NGO sector for 11 years in South Africa, Burundi, Rwanda, Zambia and Uganda. He advocates for the rights of refugees in South Africa and is passionate about issues that affect marginalised communities, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Jean Luc has an LLB Degree and a Masters Degree in Human Rights Law. 

Jean Luc Tshiamala
Peer Support Group Programme Manager

Andrea has worked in the NGO sector for over 20 years, both in the UK and South Africa. She provides the office support and administration necessary to keep AMP programmes running smoothly. Andrea holds a Bachelors Degree in History and Sociology, and a MSc in Development Management.

Andrea has worked in the NGO sector for over 20 years, both in the UK and South Africa. She provides the office support and administration necessary to keep AMP programmes running smoothly. Andrea holds a Bachelors Degree in History and Sociology, and a MSc in Development Management.

Andrea Harper
Office Administrator

Watson is a registered social worker originally from Zimbabwe. He has been involved with at risk communities for several years and assists AMP with community mapping, staff training, monitoring and evaluation, and referrals. Watson holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and is currently undertaking his 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 assists AMP with community mapping, staff training, monitoring and evaluation, and referrals. Watson holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and is currently undertaking his Masters Degree in Social Work.

Watson Moyana
Social Worker

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

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

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

Lameck is a trained Peer Counsellor from Malawi. He is passionate about uplifting the poor and marginalised, and in addition to his work as a peer counsellor, he is very active in his community in Somerset West. Lameck has a Degree of Theology in Community Development and is completing his Honours Degree in Development Studies.

Lameck is a trained Peer Counsellor from Malawi. He is passionate about uplifting the poor and marginalised, and in addition to his work as a peer counsellor, he is very active in his community in Somerset West. Lameck has a Degree of Theology in Community Development and is completing his Honours Degree in Development Studies.

Lameck Kaunda
Peer Counsellor

Odia has been assisting refugees and migrants for several years, and has worked with a number of NGOs. She is particularly interested in the upliftment of vulnerable women in Cape Town. Odia is from DRC, and holds certificates in HIV Counselling and Testing, and Peer Counselling.

Odia has been assisting refugees and migrants for several years, and has worked with a number of NGOs. She is particularly interested in the upliftment of vulnerable women in Cape Town. Odia is from DRC, and holds certificates in HIV Counselling and Testing, and Peer Counselling.

Odia Ilunga
Peer Counsellor

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 Kabayiza
Peer Counsellor

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Riziki Lubemba
General Worker