Ndaiziva Capacity Development Trust

The NdaiZiva Capacity Development Trust (NZCD Trust) emerged as a response to the lack of adequate social structures with the capacity to sustain family values of basic and primary education, health and social integration and care for girls and boys from disadvantaged communities. The gap became glaring with the advent of HIV and AIDS that not only reversed roles in the society resulting children heading households, grandparents becoming primary carers for their adult sons and daughters who fell ill and remaining family members becoming displaced and further compromised as they try to survive. This undermines the importance of protecting and nurturing the young girls and boys to be children who go through a balanced life development process that provides the opportunity to enjoy basic entitlements as human beings. The NZCD Trust is inspired by the work done by the late Ms Ellen Chirenda who herself was a government community development worker for 40 years raising her own seven children to become professionals but imparted life skills to other families in the community to develop themselves and raise their young into productive adults.

Specific Objectives

  • To support life skills development
  • To deliver basic education
  • To initiate and sustain a reading culture at grassroots level
  • To support cognitive and life skills of children
  • To equip families with knowledge and skills for health promotion and care
  • To provide psychosocial support
  • To create learning platforms at grassroots level
  • Establish a strong. Coordinated regional response