The main aim of the NZCD Trust is: For girls and boys, youths, families and civil society to develop life meaning skills and realize their full potential in society through formal and non-formal education and community based health care development


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. This helped break the chain of subservience and poverty that cripple many families. Even after her retirement age at 66 years she continued to take on children and youths from disadvantaged families using the little savings she generated from the pocket money she got from her own grown children. She ensured that disadvantaged children would go through formal and vocational education as a means of sustaining their own dignity and independence in life.

The NZCB Trust provides an opportunity for the boys and girls and disadvantaged families with formal education and care; primary health promotion and care, social and life skills development. Expand human capacity demand for education and health seeking behaviour for the families, communities and their leadership. Develop a sustained family and community with stronger problem-solving skills, creative thinking and thoughtful sharing of information and development of life skills.

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

Our Approach

The NZCD Trust takes a strategic and sustained approach to needs identification at personal, family and community level to design relevant education, health and social programs that uphold national standards and promote innovation and creativity. The process of program development and implementation is based on benchmarks that are transparent and mutually set, achieved, monitored and evaluated by the NZCD Trust, its beneficiaries and other stakeholders as necessary. The NZCD business approach is that of instilling the desire of a purposeful life, a stand up and be counted in life attitude in the girls and boys, youths and families that we work with.