The Institute for Social Transformation (IST) is the East African home for Training for Transformation. It is based in Uganda and has spread its services to the seven East African countries; namely Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. It promotes the philosophy and practice of Paulo Freire.
We believe in human dignity and equality of all people irrespective of sex, age, religion and capabilities.
We believe that organic participation leads to the creation of a just society. We believe that each human being has a potential to bring about positive social change to build a new just and progressive society and that communities must lead their own development processes to bring about ownership and sustainability.
We also believe in holistic development and the interrelationship and interconnectedness of all development aspects. To this effect we hold the following core values:
• Participatory involvement
• Equality and justice
• Efficiency and effectiveness
• Critical strategic thinking and creative [out of the box] responses
• Team work
• Individual and community growth
• Interconnectedness of community components