Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE) was established in 1983, inspired by the black awareness movement which formed the student and youth resistance against the Apartheid. In the first few years TCOE worked to make education available to people in the countryside. TCOE works in Western Cape and Limpopo provinces. TCOE upholds that people in the countryside should advocate their demands on social and economic changes and better living conditions; take a role both nationally and internationally; and make alliances with like-minded organizations in other countries. TCOE has particular capacity and experience working on organizational development, leadership and questions relating to women’s rights in South Africa and regionally.