The Titukuke Rural Community Development Association (TRCDA) is devoted to uplifting livelihoods, reducing illiteracy, poverty and HIV/AIDs among the communities in Petauke and surrounding areas through programmes aimed at building local democracy, economic emancipation and environmental sustainability.
Registered under the Society Act as a nongovernmental civil society organisation, TRCDA feels pleasure to announce that it is the only rural community based organization working at grass root level for one decade in Petauke district. The organization operates in 35 catchments areas in six chiefdoms of Petauke district of Eastern province, Zambia. TRCDA has targeted rural catchment areas for its operations because they are far from the reach of most NGO’s and government programmes due to poor roads and long distances. Titukuke strives to be a collective voice for rural community action.
The Board constitutes 14 members. Then 10 out of 14 are elected into the executive committee. Sub committees to the executive committee do emerge once in a while depending on the issue at hand. The Boards role is mainly the chanting of the organisation direction and the endorsement and approval of policies for the organisation. The activities of TRCDA are coordinated and managed by a full time Secretariat headed by The Executive Director appointed by the Board and supported by the Programme Coordinator. The secretariat role is the provision of administrative support to the Board and implementation of programme approved by the Board.
At present, Titukuke is working with community people in 8 different operational issues. These issues are – Poverty Reduction, Food Security, Education, Building Local Democracy, Land Rights, HIV/AIDs, Orphan & Vulnerable Children and Institutional Development. Titukuke’s core values are anchored on Volunteerism, equality and non discrimination, efficiency and effectiveness, accountability, transparency, togetherness, commitment and creativity.
“An improved rural community in Petauke and surrounding areas where OVCs, widows, youths, terminally ill, small scale farmers and under privileged women sustain themselves”.
Titukuke mission statement:
“TRCDA is a non-profit making community based organisation devoted to uplifting livelihoods, reducing illiteracy, poverty and HIV/AIDS among the communities in Petauke and surrounding areas through programmes aimed at building local democracy, economic emancipation and environmental sustainability”.
Core values and beliefs:
1 Accountability and Transparency
2 Universal right to education
3 Equity and inclusiveness in whatever we do and promote
5 Quality, relevance and applicability of our work to existing community situationTRCDA Creativity