Scholarship

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Anne Hope Legacy Fund

If you wish, contributions can be made to:

Training for Transformation
Bank Name: ABSA
Account Name: Anne Hope Scholarship Fund
Account No: 9321783352
Branch Code: 334812
Swift Code: ABSAZAJJCCT
Universal Code/IBAN: ZA632005

Earmark your contribution for the Anne Hope Women’s Scholarship Fund and
send an email to eunice@grailprogrammes.org.za. Please send your name and email for us to thank you!

Testimonials from the beneficiaries

Amina Gibreel (Sudan, Center for Training Protection of Women and Child’s Rights)
“After attending the course, I started a project to help 18 women to create sustainable businesses so that they get income. I thank God often for this sacred Gift of offering me the opportunity to have had this experience.”

Bongiso Zitha (South Africa, DELTA)
“We have 3 programmes, women empowerment and leadership, food security and HIV/AIDS. Before the course I wasn’t a facilitator. Now every week I train 25 women, ages 45-65 in different villages. We focus on empowerment. I can say with confidence, I’m doing a good job.”

Sharon Ngwenya (Zimbabwe, Missionary Daughters of Calvary )
“I am a Catholic nun and I'm 28 years old. After the course, I became Mother Superior. Now I speak without fear and I respect their truth as well.”

Carmen Opperman (South Africa)
“TfT boosted my confidence. I had many fears, I still have but I can face them. Before the course, if an experienced facilitator would have asked me to facilitate a training together, I would have said no but now I say yes. The whole process added a lot to my growth.” 

Dunyiswa Ngwenze (South Africa, DELTA)
“I’m working as an HIV fieldworker for DELTA. In the TfT Diploma, people gave me a chance to talk. My confidence improved and my communication skills. Now I engage with my community in a new way. I link Freire’s principles with my programmes, and my work became more effective. At a personal level, I learned to deal with my own issues. I’m very grateful to all that contributed to this life changing experience.”

Rabera Nyamwamu (Kenya) is from Neighbors Initiative Alliance (NIA) in Kajiado. Rabera says: “Like a lightening flash, the knowledge I have gained has opened my mind and will echo through my life, to be utilized as a powerful resource to deal with life’s challenges. Conscietization brings greater awareness, power and peace.  With this greater insight comes effective action. Thank you for giving the opportunity to acquire this lifetime of skills and knowledge”.

Beauty Nyampinga  (Zimbabwe) is from Female Prisoner Support Trust, launched in 2011. Beauty says: “TfT course has helped me to listen to the story behind the story and not to act quickly or pass judgement on the communities that we work with. These listening skills have helped me understand the magnitude of the issues we face and thus we are better informed to decide what sort of interventions to make. My profound gratitude goes to all the TfT staff and the team that contributed financially to my participation in the course”.

Nomboniso Gaya (South Africa) is from Port St John’s Community Legal Advice Centre (PJCLAC). Nomboniso says: “The TfT training made me realise who am I, what I want to do in life and how I can do it. Before we used to just make decisions for the community before checking what are their needs.  Now we adopt the approach of TfT. We are not ‘spoon-feeding’ the communities, we listen and allow them to fully participate and engage”.

Mandisa Poswayo and Khuthala Malundana (South Africa). Mandisa and Khuthala were participants from Development Education Leadership Training in Action (DELTA).
Mandisa says: “In my organization we educate women about their rights but we do not engage them on a participatory method of by digging deeper to their situations. We are giving the information or spoon feeding them. The TfT methodology (Problem Posing) is what I’m going to put into practice with the communities I work with”.