Development cooperation: meeting with the WHEAT trust [fr]
On 3 March 2015, Ambassador Barbier met with representatives of the Women’s Hope Education and Training Trust (WHEAT Trust) and some of their grantees. The WHEAT Trust is a feminist organisation founded in 1998 and based in Cape Town that is committed to women’s empowerment through education and skills training. It grants to small Community Based Organisations (CBOs) in South Africa and women who cannot yet access formal funding.
Through the grant provided by the Embassy of France’s Civil Society Development Fund, WHEAT aims at providing financial and technical resources to 15 women-led grassroot organisations working in the area of LGBTI rights. Ambassador Barbier had the opportunity to meet and to exchange with three of these organisations: the Silubala group in Khayamandi (Stellenbosch), the Siyasebenza group in Strand and Infinity Arts in Khayelitsha.
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