Project Empower is skilled at community entry, obtaining stakeholder consent and community mobilisation and has an efficient, experienced and effective team of community facilitators with many years’ experience. Over the past 16 years, Project Empower has developed good programme planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation systems as well as human resource, financial and compliance systems. Financial management is outsourced to SJ Wilson and Associates, a small business with over 20 years’ experience specialising in providing financial management, payroll and human resource services to over 20 NGOs. More information on this company is available on request. The operations of Project Empower are guided by a policy set approved by a range of donor organisations including Joint Gender Fund, Oxfam Australia and FHI360. Strategic direction and financial oversight responsibilities lie with the Advisory Board.

Upcoming Events
  1. War Room Ward 57

    March 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. War Room – Ward 11

    March 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. War Room Ward 53

    April 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. War Room – Ward 11

    April 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Community Dialogue – Ward 38

    April 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Izimpilo Zethu

“Okwenza impilo yaba ngcono ukuthi umama wadlula emhlabeni sesiwutholile umuzi womxhaso. Kwakuyoba nzima kakhulu ukuba sasisahlala emqashweni. ngonyaka ka2010 nami ngiye ngakhulelwa. Kwaba nzima kakhulu nami sengithole umntwana ngoba kwanda izindleko. Kwaba nzima ukukhulisa umntwana ngoba noyise ubengumuntu ophila ngokubamba amatoho, kodwa uma ethole itoho uyasinakekela sinomntwana.” Funda eminye imilando

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Our Life

“The good thing is that before my mother died, we had an RDP house that was registered under her name. If we did not have a home, it would have been even tougher. Shelter is very important. In 2010 I also fell pregnant and expenses increased. The father of my child did not have a […]

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Stepping Stones Manual

Stepping Stones is a workshop series designed as a tool to help promote sexual health, improve psychological well-being and prevent HIV. The workshops address questions of gender, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, gender violence, communication and relationship skills. In doing so they recognise that our sexual lives are embedded in a broader context of our relationships with our […]

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Meet s the dedicated bodies at Project Empower

Laura Washington


Quarterly and Annual Reports, Contractual, Challenges and Escalations

Nompumelelo Mbatha

Nompumelelo Mbatha

Senior Programmes Manager: DREAMS

Pobraj Dehaloo

Pobraj Dehaloo

Finance and Admin Manager: DREAMS

Ntokozo Madlala

Ntokozo Madlala

Senior Programmes Manager: Mkabayi

Nothile Mcanyana

Nothile Mcanyana

Training Manager

Community Dialogue Facilitation, Facilitation staff training, Coordination of training component of PE, Designing of Training

    Nomfundo Chili

    Nomfundo Chili

    Programmes Manager: What Works

    Community Oversight, Stepping Stones Session Facilitation

    Khanyisile Ntsenge

    Khanyisile Ntsenge

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Manger: DREAMS

    Media related queries, Reporting, Targets and Indicators

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    20 Diakonia Avenue, W218 Diakonia Centre Durban, KwaZulu Natal
    E-mail: laura@projectempower.org.za Phone:+27 31 310 3565