A movement of critically conscious leaders in sustainable development education whose theory is grounded in practice can adapt to the signs of the time.


To build a vibrant global movement of critical TFT animators from strategic organizations and sustainable development initiatives with the ability to enhance communities’ capacity to own and control development initiatives and to establish strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations.

Creed: Training for Transformations believes that life is sacred

We are called to care for Mother Nature the provider of life to all creation

We join forces in the struggle to transform ourselves and the world around us in order to create safe spaces for our children, and to advocate for equity between women and men

In solidarity with the poor, we pledge for equitable ownership, control and redistribution of our nations’ wealth as hallmarks for liberation, freedom, peace and justice

We Aim

  • To build the skills, insights and abilities of teams, from NGOs, FBOs and community organisations, to empower local self-reliant community development efforts and link such efforts within wider national and global civil society.
  • To build confidence, knowledge and skills to work with and challenge local and national governments to ensure macroeconomic policies that are to the advantage of the marginalised.
  • To develop a new level of leadership in the development education field that is grounded in good theory and practice.



Training for Transformation is based on a number of approaches to change. The core of this work is the development of critical consciousness and creativity. It was developed from Paulo Freire’s radically different approach to adult education which helped people “to read their reality and write their own history”, and motivates them to action that transforms their life situation. The uniqueness of Freire’s approach challenges the traditional educational mould. The implementation of this theory is very practical with well-trained teams analysing the macro and micro realities of each area, finding generative themes and developing programmes that aim to develop critical consciousness and action.