Chikowa Youth Development Centre (CYDC), Mfuwe Zambia

Chikowa Youth Development Centre (CYDC) is a Catholic technical institute which belongs to the Chipata Diocese and is run by the Comboni Missionaries.


It is a unique place for quality technical training and human formation of the youth.

– To equip the youth with technical and entrepreneurial skills.
– To provide spiritual and human formation by means of building human and Christian values.
– To promote self-reliance, job creation and micro enterprises that will enable the youth to achieve a better future.
– Promotion of community leaders.

General Agriculture (6 months, 1 year, 2 years)
Bricklaying and plastering (6 months, 1 year, 2 years)
Automotive mechanics (1 year, 2 years)
Carpentry and joinery (6 months, 1 year)
Catering (2 years)
The school fees for full-borders are K1500 per term, all included.
CYDC is an institution registered under TEVETA: all students sit for a governmental certificate at the end of their training.
The success rate is 97%.
Extra Skills:
In addition to technical skills, students attend classes in: Human formation, to help them in their personal growth and leadership skills development and in Computer Skills, to improve their computer literacy in our increasingly technological world.
Extra Activities:
Many extra-curricular activities are proposed: Choir, Red Cross club, Press, Maths club, French club, Bible sharing, Leadership club, and Sports (football, netball, volleyball).
The centre has all the required training facilities and a very conducive environment for studies:
4 spacious classrooms
Well equipped Carpentry, Bricklaying & Mechanics workshops
School library
Computer laboratory with 24 workstations
Multipurpose hall & Summer hut
3 fully equipped hostels for gents and ladies
Agriculture facilities and implements:  laboratory, farm animal enclosures, fields, gardens, fishpond, tractors…

Intake 2020
– Open to all youths aged 16 to 28 years without distinction of race, religion or sex.
– Collect an application form (K30) at Chizongwe Comboni House, from any parish priest of the Chipata Diocese or from the CYDC. Selection is based on aptitude test and interview.
– Return the form before the 31st October 2019. Interviews for recruitment (written and oral tests) at 8:00:

Chipata: 15/11/19 – Chizongwe Comboni House
Lundazi: 19/11/19–Lundazi Parish
Masumba: 18/11/19– St. Paul Outstation
Chikowa: 18/11/19–CYDC
Chadiza:20/11/19 – Chadiza parish
Chikowa Youth Development Centre, Chikowa college
P.O. BOX 108 – Mfuwe (Zambia)
Office: 021 6 246171 / 096 8 854118
Email: [email protected]

December 2020