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The Women’s Empowerment Project will be holding an Information Day on the 23rd of Februrary, at Putney Library. Shalom House Project is one of TWEP’s latest international development programs. Shalom House Project will provide a refuge for sex workers in Ghana; the project will target girls between the ages of 13-23 who are currently engaged in the trade. Shalom House will provide counselling, health screening and vocational skills for those young girls and women who want to change their lifestyle and acquire new skills in order to earn alternative incomes. TWEP also hopes to provide a network of support for these young girls and raise awareness of the sex trade in Ghana. The Information event will provide details about the project objectives and volunteering placements that will be available for 6 months – 12 months on the project. Volunteers will play a key role in the implementation of Shalom House, utilizing their skills in the management of the day to day activities or the direct support of the beneficiaries. This is a free event, but registration is necessary using Eventbrite http://shalmonhouseinfoevent.eventbrite.com.

Kau off to West Africa

Posted by Coman Communications on May 17, 2012

Kau Belleh, Chairlady of TWEP, is off to Togo and Ghana today.  During her visit she intents to meet with TWEP’s partners and to progress TWEP’s projects.

She will be posting news and updates of the week-long trip, so you can follow her progress here on #Kau’s Trip.

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TWEP seeks funding for new initiative

Posted by Coman Communications on September 17, 2011

The Women’s Empowerment Project  (TWEP) is currently seeking funding in order to establish Shalom House, a refuge for sex workers in Ghana.

“We are also looking for proposals to undertake further research in Ghana to support this project”, said Kau Belleh, Chairlady of TWEP.

The Shalom House project is addressing a key issue for young women, aged between 13 and 23, in Ghana.  Faced with few opportunities, many resort to prostitution to provide the economic support they need for themselves and their families.  The project will provide a safe place to live, educational support and an opportunity to learn a skill that will provide a route into legitimate secure employment.

TWEP is keen to hear from potential partners, volunteers and funders who work in West African and the UK.   For further information on the project or to registered an interest in taking part, contact the organisation.

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