Upcoming Events

11 - 17 April 2021:
Youth Training of Trainers Phase 2

TFT Introductory Trainings

Training for Community Development Practioners and Actvists

TFT Partnership Trainings

Custom Designed Training for Community Development Organisations

TFT Diploma Course

A year-long in-depth Training for Transformation course

Sources of inspiration

Training for Transformation is often associated with Paulo Freire’s work. This Brazilian educator struck a chord in the minds of many practitioners in the fields of adult education and community development when his book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was published Freire’s work and life has been documented extensively.

— Anne Hope

The seeds of Training for Transformation were planted when Anne Hope and I met at Boston University, USA in 1969.Anne and I came from very different backgrounds. Anne was a white South African who was raised in urban Johannesburg under apartheid rule.

— Sally Timmel

Today we call it ideation. In those days we called it envisioning. TFT is a vision come to life, literally a skeleton that now has flesh and veins and blood flowing through it.

— Dr Thelma Awori

It was in 1977 that I attended the first International DELTA programme in Kenya together with my companion John Khanna (of happy memory) also another Jesuit priest. When I was asked by our Development coordinator to go for this programme.

— Fr. Xavier Manjooran
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Interview with Fr. Filip Fanchette


How do you evolve you own way of doing things?

Transformation in action

Women’s rights during the COVID-19 pandemic

Women’s rights during the COVID-19 pandemic

My name is Otilia Chinyani. I am a young Zimbabwean woman who is an advocate for women’s rights…
Ruth Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale

Ruth Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale

My name is Ruth Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale. I am the founder of Star of Hope Transformation Center in…
Diversity, Gender equity and collaborative leadership

Diversity, Gender equity and collaborative leadership

By Sunil Gangavane, Facilitator & Research Consultant, India, 2016-17 Diploma Course THE TFT EXPERIENCEThe TFT diploma course has…
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“Transformation is only valid if it is carried out with the people,
not for them.Liberation is like childbirth, and a painful one.
The person who emerges is a new person:
no longer either oppressor or oppressed,
but a person in the process of achieving freedom.”

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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