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    Welcome to the Institute for Social Transformation

    In the last 30 years, we have focused on providing transformative educationΒ  that isΒ  biased towards preparing the students with the attitudes, mind-sets and skills to engage and transform the continent

  • Training agents of Social Transformation

    Education for Social Transformation

    We are on a mission to become a centre of innovation and excellence that nurtures thought leaders and supports interdisciplinary research in the social transformation praxis through our academic and professional programmes.

  • Blended learning

    Integrated Learning Management System

    Benefit from a holistic learning experience combining in-person instruction with an integrated Learning Management System which includes interactive presentations, quizzes and comprehensive reading materials.

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    Register for Courses

    Course registration is available online through our website under each course. In case of any enquiries reach us through the WhatsApp chat provided below.

    Transformative Leadership

    Our mission and commitment is to transform Africa by providing tools and skills that make you active agents of social transformation at your workplace , the church, local communities, and at the national, regional and global level.

    Community Engagement

    We provide hands-on training that includes community engagement that allows you to develop a deeper understanding of social issues, enhance your research and problem-solving skills, foster meaningful connections with diverse groups, and apply your knowledge and talents to create positive change.

    Research

    Our programs are designed to empower you with the skills and knowledge needed to investigate, analyze and address pressing social issues, fostering a culture of evidence-based problem solving through research. This cultivates innovative problem-solving skills and encourages critical thinking.

    News and Updates

    ASEW 6th Summit

    ASEW 6th Summit

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    ASEW 6th Summit

    🌍 Attention all African Social Entrepreneurs! We are thrilled to invite you for a free two-day event at the African Social Enterprise Workshop (ASEW) - 6th Summit! 🌞 πŸ“… Dates:

    Revitalizing Pedagogy

    Revitalizing Pedagogy

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    Revitalizing Pedagogy

    In today’s educational landscape, there’s a growing realization that traditional teaching methods may no longer suffice to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for the complex, interconnected world of the 21st century.

    Call for Cohort 3 – Social Innovation Sandbox

    Call for Cohort 3 – Social Innovation Sandbox

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    Call for Cohort 3 – Social Innovation Sandbox

    The SIS is a three phase journey where you learn concepts and hear stories from practicing social entrepreneurs; implementing a group social impact project with your cohort members and finally come up with an individual idea of change making and receive support to develop, pilot and implement it.

    Africa Academic Hub – Session 1

    Africa Academic Hub – Session 1

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    Africa Academic Hub – Session 1

    This was the first session that aimed to bridge the gap between academia and practice in social entrepreneurship.

    Empowering Our Community

    Empowering Our Community

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    Empowering Our Community

    In an inspiring and informative afternoon session, Mr. James Kagwe, a renowned expert in permaculture and waste management, shared his wealth of knowledge with the Tangaza University College community.

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    IMPACTFUL β€’ INTUITIVE β€’ INNOVATIVE

    Welcome to the Institute for Social Transformation

    The Institute for Social Transformation was founded in 1994 by Fransceso Pierli, a Comboni missionary, with the idea of training agents of change.

    "We are training a new generation of agents of social transformation for Africa."

    The vision of the Institute is to train people from the society, church circle to be able to engage and bring about transformation in the society.

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    EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE

    Approach to Education

    Our goal is to be a hub of excellence and innovation, providing hands-on training that ensures you acquire the essential skills to embark on careers in Social Transformation as well as your personal growth and spiritual guidance.

    Service Learning

    This methodology sharpens the skills of the learners as they engage with their communities. It also helps to establish a rapport with communities to adequately run initiatives and community programs.

    Linking Faith to Social Responsibility

    Recognizing the significance of faith in many communities, we explore the intersection of faith and social responsibility. Our programs encourage a thoughtful exploration of how faith can be a catalyst for positive change.

    Innovation

    New ideas, new means and projects are needed in order to create social impact. At IST, we are dedicated to nurturing these innovative ideas through rigorous research, active involvement of our students, the community and strong partnerships that extend beyond the academic realm.

    TRAINING, LEARNING AND NETWORKING

    Our Work

    Beyond offering our learners with the skillset to be social transformation agents, we engage the community to provide solutions through outreach programmes.

    Professional courses

    Professional courses

    Through our professional courses, we have recruited and trained qualified professionals in different fields to undertake different roles in the church and society.

    Connection with grassroot communities

    Connection with grassroot communities

    This ensures relevance to real-world issues and the needs of the communities as well as access to valuable insights and firsthand experiences that can inform research and educational programs. Partnerships with grassroots communities also lead to collaborative projects, enriching the institute's work and impact.

    Outreach Programmes

    Outreach Programmes

    In 2012, IST began Diploma courses in informal settlements to provide service learning for the residents in these communities. These programmes utilize available learning atmosphere, to encourage residents to improve their livelihoods.

    Conferences

    Conferences

    Leveraging on our convening power for different praxis we create platforms for dialogue with key stakeholders in the field.