Ishmael is a hard-working young man. He comes to Sihlalo with a background in tailoring and butchery.

Ishamel performs many essential roles at Sihlalo namely spray painting, furniture care, production, and at times, Ishmael is the Sihlslo lunchtime chef.smile

Margo is a talented, multi-skilled, woodworker, workshop facilitator, and designer whose career has been deeply involved in craft and design development within the NGO sector and within her business.

Margo oversees Sihlalo’s quality control, marketing material, product development, and production.

Wilson is a quiet hard-working achiever, who comes to Sihlalo with a background in basic carpentry, home maintenance, and electrical repair. He has a lovely wife and two little boys, and his involvement in Sihlalo is providing his family with hope for a more secure future. He has been with Sihlalo since late 2019. He has already established himself as the champion ‘wheel maker’ in the toy team. He is a problem solver and is learning exponentially about the processes of woodwork, and about being innovative. He has produced some beautiful wooden garden planters, cat and dog houses, and children’s furniture.

Odwa is our part-time upholsterer trained in upholstery Level 2 at The College of Cape Town. Odwa has had 3 years of experience in commercial furniture making and upholstry.

Odwa’s passion lies in making ottomans and coffee tables.

 

My name is Sophia Karayiannis

I am an experienced dance instructor with qualifications in Ballet, Modern, Tap and Acrobatic Dance, and Pilates.

I believe that teaching with love and kindness is key to my student’s success, and I am always filled with joy and pride when I see them achieve their goals. I am passionate and hardworking and I strive to share my love of dance with everyone that I teach. I aim to provide a safe learning environment where students are encouraged to express themselves fully without fear of judgment.

See you in the studio!!

 

Riedwaan is a carpenter/woodworker with more than 30 years experience.

Riedwaan believes that “anything to do with wood is a challenge”. He enjoys training young people and product development.

 

Riedwaan is a carpenter/woodworker with more than 30 years experience.

Riedwaan believes that “anything to do with wood is a challenge”. He enjoys training young people and product development.