Arrupe Jesuit University School of Education & Leadership Faculty of Arts and The Grail Centre Trust jointly offer the BA Honours degree programme.
The Transformational Leadership programme started in 2002 with the aim of creating a new level of critically conscious development educators whose theory is grounded in practice. It draws on the four ‘Training for Transformation’ manuals written by Anne Hope and Sally Timmel. Since its inception it has conducted Diploma and Certificate courses, training more than 300 civil society leaders and activists from 200 organisations in 40 countries.
The Grail Centre Trust is a Non-Profit Organisation based in Kleinmond, Western Cape, South Africa. The Grail is an international, faith-based movement of women, founded in 1921 in the Netherlands and currently present in 18 countries, including 6 in Africa. Grail women are of different cultures, social backgrounds and generations, called to create a sustainable world, transforming our planet into a place of peace and justice. The Grail describes its mission as “the courage to care”. Caring is seen here as an ethical choice, which informs the following actions:
The unique nature of this course lies in its emphasis on the transformation of destructive development structures through the conscientization and mobilization of disempowered people. The focus is predominantly aimed at community-level activism although it includes policy analysis and advocacy. The course methodology is based on the work of Paulo Freire and other similar development thinkers, and the content renewed and contextualized to address the particular problems of the 21st century.
THE GOALS OF THE BA HONOURS
THE OVERALL OBJECTIVES
OUTCOMES OF THE PROGRAMME
We aim at outcomes on three levels:
These will be ‘measured’ through specific criteria developed by students in their fieldwork and ongoing work after the training course.
Also the prospective students must meet the regular university requirement in Zimbabwe or country of origin for a BA honours degree (5 O Levels, 2 A levels including English and Mathematics), relevant diplomas and certificates will be considered. All will be considered without discrimination of race, age, nationality, gender or religion etc.