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Training for Transformation ( T for T )
What is T for T?
T for T is a methodology of self-help for underprivileged people developed by a Brazilian educator and theorist Paolo Freire (1921–1997). It can be described as a participatory approach in which target groups take responsibility for defining their own development. It is therefore an empowering process that enables people to develop ownership of projects that they take part in initiating. It also builds a sense of ownership and team spirit.
T fot T has been the pivotal focal mechanism through which the rural women have had their perceptions and attitudes towards their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats changed. The programme, taking the participants through a process of positive transformation, has equipped the women with leadership skills and facilitated the development of their self-confidence. T f or T has also facilitated the empowerment process of the women in respect of their roles within the family and the community.
How does it work?
T for T is not a subject on its own, but a process that enables people to build groups and movements. A facilitator/animator provides the process and the participants themselves choose the content. The facilitator prepares codes that are used to ensure full participation of the participants. Codes can be pictures, posters, short stories, role-plays, songs and mimes, and they will prompt the participants to identify problems and challenges, analyze them and come up with solutions.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:45|