For the first time since March 2020, the Tostan Training Center held one of its signature trainings on Tostan’s holistic approach. A group from Mali came to Thiès, gathering participants from the government, civil society, and religious leaders among others.

At the Tostan Training Center (TTC), Tostan hosts international training courses in English and French on its human rights-based approach to community-led development. Our education model has been consistently developed and updated in response to feedback from thousands of communities in West and East Africa over the past 30 years. Recognizing its proven positive effects for community-led development, an increasing number of community activists, members of local, national and international organizations and governments, as well as representatives from academia and the media expressed an interest in further information and training on the Tostan model.

We developed a unique 10-day training that uses a participatory, learner-centered approach, drawing its strength from trainers with extensive experience implementing the Tostan Community Empowerment Program in rural Africa. Our training serves individuals and groups who share a commitment to human dignity, transformative learning, holistic empowerment, and collective action.

Next sessions are happening in September/October (English) or in November (French). Please visit our page for more info or write to


We are also happy to share with you a special video about the TTC reopening last month!