“I was a stranger and you welcomed me” (Matt 25:35)

Bienvenu Shelter

English and IsiZulu Classes

Refugees and migrant women who lack English and isiZulu language skills face greater barriers in adjusting to life in South Africa, accessing social and health services, and securing employment. To address this need, in collaboration with Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugee Department of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg, we provide English language courses to promote confidence to speak English and isiZulu to integrate into South African society. Zulu is the most widely spoken home language in South Africa (24% of the population), and it is understood by over 50% of its population. It became one of South Africa’s 11 official languages in 1994.