Philisa Abafazi Bethu

Philisa Abafazi Bethu is a non-profit organisation. NPO registration number: 104-870-NPO

Michelle Mahina Schlachter | Switzerland

I am a 24-year-old girl from Switzerland who had the pleasure to stay in Cape Town with PAB for five months as part of my studies in social work. When searching for an organization, PAB caught my eye very quickly and I certainly do not regret having decided to get involved in PAB’s projects and learn from the people of the lavender hill community. I gained a lot of experience in the field of social work mostly by working at the safe house. The various activities with the children and seniors were also special for me. Whether it was surfing, spending a week together at camp, learning to play the marimba or talking about our own strengths – I enjoyed every moment and was mesmerized by the energy, faith, and love of the people of the community as well as the whole PAB-family. From day one they made me feel at home and I am happy to say that I found a second home in Cape Town.