Each of the programmes within the Ujamaa Centre are structural and organisation responses to key aspects of our reality. Since our inception in 1989 we have tried to respond responsibly to our context. The programmes each respond to a particular aspect of our socio-theological analysis; however, they also overlap with each other, creating an integrity and coherence across the programmes.
Each of the programmes is given shape by our Core Purpose:
Our core purpose is to mobilise, train, support and empower the poor, the working-class, and the marginalized. We work specifically with women, youth, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the unemployed. We work for the values of the kingdom of God and for a society in which all have abundant life (John 10:10).
Where these values and commitments are shared by other religious communities, government, and civil society we collaborate and work together for social transformation.
Our primary resources for this work are biblical and theological, making particular use of Contextual Bible studie (CBS)
and the See, Judge and Act method. We work, wherever possible, in the languages of the local communities with whom we collaborate.
We are committed to the ongoing cycle of action and reflection known as praxis.
This core purpose is given specificity by each of our Programmes. In addition to the programmes, the Ujamaa Centre hosts annual Lectures and runs two Campaigns, the Tamar Campaign and the Worker Sunday Campaign.