Our team

Our team is composed of educators and social workers who have been working for long years in their work with children, sustainability managers and project managers that work in synergy to ensure the constant commitment of the association towards the community. The social training and educational vocation of the operators involved, particularly attentive to the use of intercultural pedagogy and to the issues related to reception, to enhance differences, to make integration possible and to avoid social inclusion, are a key factor within the association.

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Rosita, the President of Kala Onlus, has always been involved in helping the others, both as a scout and as a volunteer. In 2009 she decided to take care of young mothers from both foreign origins and those of poor local families, welcoming their children and providing them with a deep support.

Rosita Marchese

Gabriella Nicolosi

Gabriella Nicolosi is an Italian teacher. She dedicates herself to cultural, social and civil volunteering in her spare time. She too has a great amount of sympathy for African immigrants and for children in particular. When she can, she always supports the association with her contagious smile.

Maria Gabriella Nicolosi


With a life spent between the profession of being a doctor and social and political service, Donatella Natoli is one of the protagonists of civil society in Palermo. She has always supported the more vulnerable sections of the population, working in risky neighborhoods such as Brancaccio, Zen, Bonagia, and Ballarò. She supports Kala Onlus with her experience and contagious desire to improve her beautiful and beloved Palermo.

Donata Natoli


Elisabetta is an educator. During the day, she carries out ludic-creative workshops for a group of 12 children between 2 and 4 years old, and at night she designs what do do tomorrow in order to favor the cognitive, linguistic and social development of the babies and to respond adequately to their emotional-affective development.

Elisabetta Cascio


A social worker, Pia has, for years, been involved in social interventions in favor of children coming from less opportune socio-cultural contexts. She supports and integrates the professionalism of the Association and shares the commitment and passion that characterizes Kala Onlus.

Pia Russo

Social worker
Daniela Bellavia

Daniela takes care of educating the children of the Garden, from the youngest to the oldest, teaching them with great patience both to take care of their body and their personal hygiene, both to eat and keep the spaces safe and tidy in which they play and sleep. She can count on the support of volunteers who support her and support her with great passion and dedication.

Daniela Grazia Bellavia


Anna is a mother for the children of the Garden of Mother Teresa. Since opening its doors in 2010, she has been taking care of the youngest children from 0 to 3 years old, takes care of them and reassures them when their mothers leave them at the Garden, helps them eat breakfast and lunch, change their diapers and take care of them just like a mother. But be careful, she demands respect and discipline!

Anna Pirelli

Child care and hygiene assistant
Lilli 2

Lilli is dedicated to the care and cleaning of the spaces of the little ones. At the beginning of the day she makes sure everything is ready for the arrival of the little ones and at the end of the day she arranges the spaces in which the children have played and naturally made a big mess!

Lilli Purpura