TFT Introductory Trainings

Transformation is only valid if it is carried out with the
people, not for them. Paulo Freire

The Training for Transformation Introductory training is an initiation to the basic tools of Training for Transformation. This training is organized and sponsored by civil society organizations and can be facilitated at a venue of their choice. This is a 15 days course spread in a year. 15 days is divided into 3 which make 5 days at a time (negotiable). In between it allows participants to try out the theory. The price is R27 300 for two facilitators per day for a workshop of 11-25 participants and R21 400 for two facilitators per day for 1-10 participants. The organisation mobilizes funds for the training i.e participants and 2 facilitators; and during COVID-19 pandemic TFT trainings can also be held online. The organisation is also supposed to meet the facilitators transport and meals. Email for more information.


  1. To introduce Paulo Freire’s methods of adult education
    Training for Transformation methods of community organizing for critical conscientization that enhances people’s
    capacity to own and develop processes and programmes that impact their livelihoods.

After this session participants will be able to:

  • Carry out a listening survey
  • Design problem posing materials
  • Design and facilitate workshops based on the generative themes in the communities
  1. To explore fundamental human needs as outlined by Manfred MaxNeef in order to enable participants measure the impact of the community interventions

After this session participants will be able to:

  • Understand the type of interventions that their organizations make in development
  • Understand communities’ response to the interventions that they engage them in
  • Explore alternatives that empower communities to redress poverty
  1. To introduce economic literacy using the dynamic model and help participants understand basic economics as a tool for engaging with local authorities

After the session participants should be able to:

  • Assist communities to engage in budget discussion with local authorities
  • Assist communities to develop social indicators
  • Understand how society operates and identify strategic structures for intervention
  • Streamline environmental awareness campaigns in their work
  1. To introduce and explore the concept of Gender and its impact in the lives of the participants and people in the communities

After the session participants will:

  • Appreciate reproductive work done by women
  • Create space for women to participate in community decision-making forums
  • Mainstream gender in the work
  • Improve their gender awareness involvement in the communities