CCDR, Non-Profit Organization
Centre for Child Development and Research is a local Non-Governmental Organization registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act in 2013 with registration number TR/INC:6007 and a member of CONGOMA and NGORA. CCDR was established in 2013 with the belief that children and youths are the seed of society and that their well-being is essential for sustainable development of citizenry.
CCDR operates under a Board of Trustees with high standing members in the society and drawn from a variety of disciplines. The Board has seven (7) members elected in their capacity to different responsibilities.
CCDR envisions a Malawi where children and families thrive and have the opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential in a caring, supportive and protective environment full of natural and biological resources that facilitates a well-rounded development of citizenry essential for sustainable development.
CCDR works with families, communities, and other partners to create a caring, protective, and supportive environment for children, youth and families through research, protection of and conservation of environment, provision of education, water, health, STEM and practising agribusiness for sustainable socio-economic progress.
Programs and Activities
CCDR uses the CSP Enviro Programme Model where C-Caring, S-Supportive, and P-Protection interventions across all the domains of child development to achieve its goals. CCDR also mainstreams gender, HIV and AIDS, Environmental and climate change, and human rights in all its programs. We use a grass-root Asset-Based resource mobilization approach that integrates communities and their representatives to plan and mobilize resources that address grass-root problems as well as tapping opportunities that support its children and vulnerable people.
Girls’ education, Child labour and early child marriage.
Establishment of Community Based Child Caring Centres (CBCC).
21st Century Knowledge and Skills Transfer
Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Family planning and HIV/AIDS.
CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS .
CCDR Project officer planting a tree in Dzalanyama Forest Reserve 2020/2021 Tree planting Season
Green Village (Sustainable Energy Solutions)
Creating Agent Based Solar Business for Community Members.
Socio economic empowerment
COMMUNITY DRIVEN AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.
MASIKINI CYCLONE FREDDY HOUSING PROJECT.
In 2023 cyclone Fredy affected chiradzuru districts and among the affected people were from masikini village a target area for CCDR. The birth of masikini relief support project was a response to cyclone Freddy. CCDR Programs Manager address the Chiefs and Cyclone Freddy affected families about the relief support and housing project at GVH Masikini in Chiradzulu District
CCDR use partnership as one of its core values. So far, CCDR is working with stakeholders at local, national, and international levels. Examples; Ministries and Governments departments, Area Development Committees, District Councils, Community Based organizations, International Organizations, International Companies, Charitable Foundations like; UNICEF, Universal Basic Income, Action Aid, POSIVO Malawi, MACRO, FISD Malawi, Limbe Leaf tobacco Company, Korea Hope Foundation, Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund, Earth Guardian, World Connect, Friends of Malawi Foundation and many more.