A Letter from the Founder & CEO, Dr. Faustin Ntamushobora
Transformational Leadership in Africa (TLAfrica, Inc.) is a Christian non-profit organization founded and incorporated in the USA in 2008 as a 501 (C) (3) organization, registered as a Non-Governmental Organization in Kenya (2009), in Rwanda (2016), and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2018). TLAfrica work also extends to Uganda and Burundi.
The vision for TLAfrica was conceived during the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis that killed 800,000 innocent Rwandans in 100 days. I failed to understand how such evil could happen in a country where Christianity was reported to be 82% of the Rwandan population. Later on, I came to understand that the statistics were for church goers and not disciples of Christ, for disciples love; disciples do not kill their neighbours!
From that time I began to think about how African believers could become disciples who love the Lord and one another, and who bring change in their communities. After graduating with my Master’s, God opened doors for ministry that took me to training leaders in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia. I noticed that though churches were growing by the day, there was no trained leadership to watch over those churches. I also noticed that pastors were struggling with lack of means to provide for their families. What could be done? When in fall 2007 I went to Biola University in California, USA, for my doctoral studies, I already knew the purpose of my studies: to learn how to bring holistic transformation in communities in Africa.