Frontline Institute was established in Zimbabwe in 1993, and can accommodate 120 students. Two courses, each of six months, run throughout the year. The idea is to train Humana People to People key staff to be in the frontline of development and fight against dehumanizing phenomena such as poverty, illiteracy and diseases and become Global Activists and Citizens in the process.

Students are chosen among employees in Humana People to People projects, who show commitment to development. The students receive scholarships, paid by Humana People to People members. The aim is to train enough activists to fulfill the current needs at the projects and to pave the way for expansion with more projects and in fields of development. The project has trained 5,180 students since its inception, and reaches thousands of people through its program at the school in the local communities around Frontline Institute, and across countries in southern Africa.