About FTR

From the Roots provides a platform for creative leaders to fight injustice and strengthen communities. Through a range of programs and services we work to inspire social consciousness, empower young leaders, and build capacity for community-driven solutions.

Our Programs

Education & Training

Education & Training

From The Roots provides training and educational opportunities for community leaders, supporting them in their personal and professional development as they work to create change in their local environments

Support Services

Support Services

From The Roots provides support to self-starting leaders, empowering them to turn their ideas into reality



Both online and in person, our community of activists, artists, entrepreneurs and community leaders come together to support each other and build life-long friendships

FTR Blog

Phumlani Ndwandwe

We Bought A Base Camp

From 2011 it has been our goal to own a ‘base camp’ – a safe space where creative leaders can meet, access programs and services,

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David Flynn

ASEC 2017 is Here!

ASEC is an annual Arts and Social Entrepreneurship Conference that has been in existence since 2014 to provide artists and arts-based social entrepreneurs a platform

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Contact Us

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South Africa

K761 Road 1041
Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, 4066


5009 N Sheridan Road #505
Chicago, IL 60640

South Africa: +27 71 145 8432
United States: +1 773 332 2980