MARGO

Sihlalo WorkShop Manager – 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

Sihlalo WorkShop Foreman  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.

ISHMAEL

Sihlalo Workshop Painter & Finisher – 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

CLAUDE

Sihlalo Barista, Maintenance/ Housekeeper, Security – Claude runs the Sihlalo Coffee Shop (open 7 am) and made the best coffee we have ever tasted.  He is responsible for housekeeping, maintenance and day to day operations to keep Sihlalo clean and safe.  He has an increasing role in the workshop.

MBASA

Sihlalo Workshop Trainee – Artist

 

BAXOLILE

Sihlalo workshop Trainee – Artist

SOPHIA KARAYIANNIS

Sihlalo Teacher – Youth Theatre Teacher Dance and Movement

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!!

 

KUDA

Sihlalo Teacher – African drummer, marimba and mbira player, instrument maker, passionate about sharing African music and music history with others.