About Us

Zakheni Training and Development Centre, hereinafter referred to as ZTDC, was established and registered with the Department of Social Development in 2003 with its core in youth participation and development. This was after an array of challenges facing the youth population was identified and in response to these challenges, the Centre initiated programmes that would involve the youth to be the drivers in implementing the activities. Peer education for youth in and out of school became the ideal notion.

The organization initially operated in Soshanguve, and moved to Mabopane, Tshwane District in Gauteng and then expanded to the rural areas of Greater Sekhukhune District, in Limpopo Province and Bojanala District in North West Province.

ZTDC is currently running various programmes:

  • The Environment, Arts and Culture Programme
  • The HIV/AIDS Education Programmes
  • My Journey Programme
  • ›Advocacy and Covid19 Response Programme

Our Partners:

  • National Department of Health
  • Tshwane Multi-sectoral AIDS Management unit
  • Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA)
  • Local Business Community
  • Get down Productions
  • Afrika e ntle Cultural Group
  • Local AIDS Counsel
  • Gauteng Department of Health
  • North West Department of Health
  • Greater Sekhukhune Department of Health

ZTDC Board Members:

From left: Mr Fred Segopolo (Board Secretary), Mrs Edna Makhubela (Board Treassurer), Ms. Tebogo Molepo (Board Chairperson), Ms. Marriam Mabena (Board member) at Mzansi Resort (Old Morula sun) at the Annual general meeting for 2019 to 2020.


Developing healthy and productive young people who will invest back into their communities and the environment.




To engage communities by disseminating information that enhances development and mobilise young people to participate in self growth opportunities.



Core Values

• Excellence
• Accountability
• Passion
• Sacrifice
• Honesty
• Integrity



Aims & Objectives

  • To run and support HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support programmes.
  • To initiate and support leadership development amongst Adolescent Young People (AYP) and communities.
  • To disseminate information through media, information that enables the community to be updated on social, cultural and economic matters.
  • To facilitate or support economic development initiatives among the AYP and communities.
  • To mobilise AYP participate in arts and cultural activities which promote nation building, peace and productivity, and have them to cherish the country’s heritatage.
  • To encourage and mobilise the community to sustain a healthy environment for future generations.
  • To advocate for the promotion and protection of Human Rights and Justice against any form of abuse, violation including Gender Based Violence.



Email: zakheni@ztdc.co.za
Contact No.:+27 12 881 8100



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