Upcoming Events

Training for Transformation Youth Introduction Course

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

Sharing What I Learned By Khadiga Mustafa (Sudan)

Sharing What I Learned By Khadiga Mustafa (Sudan)

I am Khadiga Mustafa from Sudan. I am a social worker and I also work as a project…
With New Knowledge Comes New Practices By Joana Janja, (Angola)

With New Knowledge Comes New Practices By Joana Janja, (Angola)

Interview With Joana Janja, Mosaiko/Instituto Para Cidadania, Angola Joana Janja is an active life Catholic nun from Angola…
For The Youth By Martin Zulu (Zambia)

For The Youth By Martin Zulu (Zambia)

My name is Martin Zulu. I was a participant in the Youth Training of Trainers course in October…
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Currently active countries

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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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