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Deaf Women Economic Emancipation Program (DWEEP)



This work was done by women who own a beading business based in the informal settlements of Masiphulele in the Western Cape Province.
This work was done by women who own a beading business based in the informal settlements of Masiphulele in the Western Cape Province.
Ms. Margaret is one of the mentors of DWEEP. She is the owner of Moloko Legacy Jewelleries.
Ms. Margaret is one of the mentors of DWEEP. She is the owner of Moloko Legacy Jewelleries.
Women in Business.
Women in Business.
Ms. Ingrid Fonta Muki (L) delivering an inspiring talk to women about being able.  Sign Language Interpreter Ms Michelle Lombard
Ms. Ingrid Fonta Muki (L) delivering an inspiring talk to women about being able. Sign Language Interpreter Ms Michelle Lombard
Ms. Tshepiso Mokoena presenting on DWEEP.
Ms. Tshepiso Mokoena presenting on DWEEP.
Ms. Nosipho Gcwicana DWEEP sub-committee member.
Ms. Nosipho Gcwicana DWEEP sub-committee member.
Ms. Nodumo Same.
Ms. Nodumo Same.
This project is funded by the Small Business Development Department. Preparing samples.
This project is funded by the Small Business Development Department. Preparing samples.
This project is funded by the Small Business Development Department. Preparing samples.
This project is funded by the Small Business Development Department. Preparing samples.
This project is funded by the Small Business Development Department. Preparing samples.
This project is funded by the Small Business Development Department. Preparing samples.
This project is funded by the Small Business Development Department. Preparing samples.
This project is funded by the Small Business Development Department. Preparing samples.
This project is funded by the Small Business Development Department. Preparing samples.
This project is funded by the Small Business Development Department. Preparing samples.
This project is funded by the Small Business Development Department. Preparing samples.
This project is funded by the Small Business Development Department. Preparing samples.
Showcasing her work.
Showcasing her work.
Ms. Mpho Ndebele (R)  Sign Language Interpreter: Ms. Unathi Kave (L)
Ms. Mpho Ndebele (R) Sign Language Interpreter: Ms. Unathi Kave (L)
Ms. Noni Qhoboshiyana (R)  Sign Language Interpreter Ms Michelle Lombard (L)
Ms. Noni Qhoboshiyana (R) Sign Language Interpreter Ms Michelle Lombard (L)
Showcasing her work.
Showcasing her work.

On the 27th September 2014 45 Deaf unemployed and employed women attended the lauch of Deaf Women Economic Emancipation Program (DWEEP) in the Khayelitsha township, Western Cape Province.



The main objective of DWEEP is to empower unemployed Deaf women and young women who aspire into becoming social entrepreneurs in the craft that they are passionate of and to create an environment that will enable self employment initiative programmes.



The ultimate goal of the DWEEP program is to have sustainable and progressive economic resources that would empower deaf women notwithstanding the fact that able bodied women will also partake in the program, to encourage and promote inclusivity and colloboration in our communities.



DWEEP would only become a reality and sustainable if there is a strong point of reference, institutions and information centres that will serve as a beneficial resource especially when an immediate assistance is required i.e access to funding, training opportunities, mentorship and skills development. Furthermore DWEEP aims to empower women with tools of leadership and economic emancipation.

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