Working To Empower (WTE) works with community based organizations, facilitating the training of youth HIV educators, mostly in displaced and refugee communities. Working To Empower believe that all people are equal, but structural, legal, and economic differences are such that we are given varied opportunity in life.
WTE is a Canadian registered association that had no paid staff, no offices, no vehicles, and as such basically no administrative costs. Although only created in 2005, WTE has on-going projects in five African nations: Benin, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Working To Empower is a youth-run and youth-focused organization. Youth account for nearly 50% of the global HIV infections each year. Plain education is simply not enough, WTE trains youth to become educators in their own community, taking an advocacy role – not only changing their own behaviors but also their communities.