The Women’s Leadership Training Program [WLTP] has been operating in Kwa Zulu Natal and has demonstrated commitment to improve the lives and prospects of women and girls for 16 years in:

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(deep rural KwaZulu Natal)

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(deep rural KwaZulu Natal)

A girl records on the Birdlasser App, the birds seen in the Isimangaliso Wetland Park.

“Women have always been the victims of an unjust world.
In Africa, this is especially evident, despite the vital role women play in their communities.”

Sibongile Mtungwa
Director of the Women’s Leadership and Training Programme

Since as early as 2007 WLTP has provided training and opportunities to prepare young women to participate in the annual Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York City, gaining experience to recognize that their actions in their local environment are part of the global initiatives of girls and women against unjust gender practices and cultures. Several of the young women who participated in the CSW have gone on to assume responsible positions within the Grail in South Africa as well as other organizations and initiatives.

WLTP continues to help girls and young women to find their own voices and break boundaries. Acting on these issues requires girls and women to develop self-confidence.

Women who have participated in WLTP’s programs have begun to act on their clearer understanding of climate as well as social action in their communities. Women have taken on new initiatives to mentor their daughters and granddaughters as “Authentic African Women”, who can assume rightful roles as leaders of their communities and take action to address the many issues they face.

The WLTP Board

Dr. Mary Hlalele
Board Chairperson

Ms Tembeka Dambuza
Board Member

Ms Marilyn Aitken
Board Member

Ms Sbongile Qwabe-Ngubane
Board Member

Ms Nondumiso Dumakude
Board Member

Ms Sibongile Mtungwa