Young Africa - Zimbabwe

Our longest running training centres are located in Chitungwiza and Epworth. Here we began with empowering students through technical vocational training. Our integral approach to youth development and the franchise model were created here. The centres are well rooted in the communities around them.

Young Africa Chitungwiza offers a space for vocational training and academic coaching. The centre has a hostel for students who study on campus. All students, staff members and the local community have access to an on-site crèche and pre-school. It has a multi-purpose hall, an outdoor stage and basketball court. The centre organises annual sports and art festivals for the local community.

The second centre in Zimbabwe is located in Epworth and began its operations in 2006. Young Africa Epworth offers vocational training students in commercial, technical and entrepreneurial skills training and academic coaching. The centre organises annual arts festivals for the local community.

Susan Madodo joined the team in 2010 and as a country director runs the two fully fledged training centres. She holds a diploma in NGO Management and Administration & Certificate in Development Education. And is a certified Entrepreneurship and Life Skills trainer.

An important part of the services of Young Africa Zimbabwe is the mobile outreach programme. The programme enables Young Africa to offer residential and/or weekend training programmes in the districts of Hwange, Binga, Lupane, Makoni, Nyanga, Chirundu, Beit Bridge & Chipinge in Zimbabwe.
As part of the mobile outreach programme Young Africa Zimbabwe offers courses in: elementary catering, hairdressing, manicure and pedicure. The types of courses vary quite often and are subjected to local needs and circumstances.

Being part of the Young Africa family is a transforming experience. I love the holistic approach because it touches on all facets of a young person’s life; their talent, skills and personality.
Susan Madodo Young Africa Zimbabwe

Our two centres in Zimbabwe have
different departments where we
offer various courses:

  • Motor Vehicle Department
  • Catering and Culinary Department
  • Cosmetology Department
  • Metal Works Department
  • Dressmaking Department.