The Heart of a Woman Project  (THOAW) was founded by Andrea Rees, a professional photographer based in Toronto, Canada and partners with non-profit organizations that focus on poverty alleviation, women’s empowerment/skills development, youth skills development, tourism and the arts and offers a variety of programs.

It aims is to empower women to have a voice, access to technology and Internet, a creative outlet and an opportunity to generate income through the sales of photographic art products, photographic based campaigns and other opportunities.


  • storytelling/journalism through mobile photography & video
  • income generation
  • digital skills (social media)
  • children/youth mobile photography (9-15 years)

Project: South Africa

Photography is more than art; it is a creative outlet, it is a voice and it is a source of income for a group of women from a Cape Town township.