About CCDN

Our Values are:
  • Tolerance.
  • Inclusion.
  • Participation.
  • Accountability.
  • Transparency.
  • Gender equality.
  • Innovation and creativity.

Chitungwiza Community Development Network (CCDN) is a youth servicing community based organization that was formed in August 2010. The organization is registered with the Zimbabwe Youth Council and its registration number is NA012/0910.

Mission: To promote active participation of young citizens of Chitungwiza in solving the prevailing developmental challenges affecting them.

Vision: Enjoyment of rights and fundamental freedoms by all.

What We Do

  • To promote active citizen participation in governance and developmental processes taking place in their local communities.
  • To promote growth and development of entrepreneurship and small-medium enterprises among young women and men in Chitungwiza.
  • To promote and enhance the understanding, appreciation and applications of gender equality principles at household, community and national level.
  • To provide sexual and reproductive health education among young people in the face of prevailing sexual health challenges in Chitungwiza.
  • To promote the active participation of youths of Chitungwiza in environmental management (conservation) and protection in their economic, social and cultural activities.
  • To provide platforms for debate, right to information, communication and freedom of expression among the young people of Chitungwiza.

Organizational structure.

At the apex of the organization is the board of trustees which sets the strategic direction of the organization. After the board of trustees there is the secretariat which is headed by the Director. The Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. S/he is in charge of the day to day administration of the organization. At the bottom is the membership who is the final beneficiaries of all organizational programmes. They participate in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programmers.

Target beneficiaries

The target beneficiaries of the organization are young women and men between the ages of 16 and 35 years residing in Chitungwiza and surrounding rural communities of Mashonaland province.

Our History