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A few words about Trans Wellness Project

In 2014, I lost my job as community coordinator at Gender DynamiX. Devastated as I was at that time, I didn’t let that broke me as I very soon realise that the trans and gender diverse people, especially those in the rural areas needed an organisation that can; while fighting and advocating for their human rights; also give services to them on the ground.

Board Members


Sampras Noel Kaweesi
Sampras Noel Kaweesi
Treasurer

Sampras Noel Kaweesi was born and bred in Uganda and has been living Cape Town South Africa since 2009. Holds a Diploma in Development Studies, a Bachelor in Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting with UNISA and a Certified Chartered Accountant registered with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is a strong human rights fighter for the marginalized community especially the LGBTQI and sex workers. He has been working in Non Profit Sector for more than 7 years, dedicating four years to SWEAT and concentrating on SISONKE for one year and eight months as the finance officer.

He has have a strong passion for community development and implementation of community upliftment programs and projects, a strong advocate of social justice, a strong believer in the power of knowledge especially in the context of an individual and societal development as a whole.

He is also a board Treasurer of a non-profit organization (Pakhama) which feeds the underprivileged and develops survival skills to the youth to enable them make something out of their life in Gugulethu and Langa (South Africa).

Gita November CER
Gita November CER
Chair of the Board

Wits RHI Operations Coordinator Cape Town: Key Populations Programme

A former professional sex worker by profession. Gita entered the HIV prevention world ten years ago and has been working around the clock against the fight against HIV and Aids. She is the Founding member of Trans Tec SA working in the Cape Winelands and Garden Route to provide Technical support to Trans gender and Gender non-conforming organisations and individuals. She is also serving as Chair of the Board at the Trans Wellness Project working with Transgender women in the rural areas of the West Coast and five other provinces. She is committed to bring change in the Transgender Community and believes without commitment you will never start and without consistency you will never finish.


Team


Staff


Whitney Quanita Booysen
Whitney Quanita Booysen
Director of TWP

Whitney Quanita Booysen aka Sindiswa Speelman aka Lerato Khumalo is a trans identified person from Lutzville in the Western Cape of South Africa. She’s been involved in the LGBTIQA++ movement since 2011 when she started to work at Gender DynamiX as the Outreach Coordinator. She gave birth to the Trans Wellness Project after losing her job at Gender DynamiX when it was clear to her that there is a big need for an organisation working on transgender and gender diverse issues in the rural and remote areas of South Africa. Her experience as a rural transgender female who experience lots of backlog and discrimination made her aware of the fact that trans and gender diverse people are left out of programming and their voices are not heard because of the distance to travel to those areas. Whitney finished her studies in Life and Business Coaching through SACAP, N6 Public Management through West Coast College and are busy with a course to obtain a diploma in Social Studies and Counselling through International Foundation for the Advancement of Reflective Learning and Teaching (ARLT). Whitney’s motto in life is: “Everything starts with the possibility to dream.”


Volunteers


Shenaaz Cupido – Lutzville West
Shenaaz Cupido – Lutzville West
Voluteer
Elvino Jantjies – Klawer
Elvino Jantjies – Klawer
Volunteer
Goddeline Lewies – Lutzville Uitkyk
Goddeline Lewies – Lutzville Uitkyk
Volunteer
Miss Kardi B – Vanrhynsdorp
Miss Kardi B – Vanrhynsdorp
Volunteer
Cyprian Wildschutte – Vredendal
Cyprian Wildschutte – Vredendal
Volunteer
Judhley Muller: Calvinia
Judhley Muller: Calvinia
Volunteer
Refilwe Dikitlane: Taung
Refilwe Dikitlane: Taung
Volunteer
Jacky Corell: Bredasdorp
Jacky Corell: Bredasdorp
Volunteer
Kaelo: Kuruman
Kaelo: Kuruman
Volunteer
Pearl Xhaxhosa: Sibokeng
Pearl Xhaxhosa: Sibokeng
Volunteer
Gleo Booysen: Free State
Gleo Booysen: Free State
Volunteer

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