Who we are?

a response to the lack of adequate social structures

About Us

The NdaiZiva Capacity Development 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.

NdaiZiva 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.


— Our Mission

NdaiZiva Capacity Development aims to respond to the lack of adequate social structures through access to quality primary and secondary education; Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and Rights; prevention of gender based violence (GBV) and drug abuse; provision of psychosocial support; developing life skills and livelihoods capacity for boys, girls, youths and families in Zimbabwe.


— Our Vision

Our vision is to see each child have a meaningful life and the opportunity to develop their full potential with a healthy mind and body.


— Our Values

  • Self development - We encourage use of life-skills, self-awareness, good health practices
  • Innovation - Developing creative engagement platforms
  • Consistency - We create safe, supportive and reliable spaces
  • Sustainability - We design long-term and lasting solutions
  • Health awareness and education - We provide health awareness and quality education
  • Partnerships - Creating linkages between communities, NGOs, the government, individuals, private and public companies