Siyanda Development Trust is a Diaspora led charitable organisation that, through its Educare programme, supports and sponsors orphaned and vulnerable children to attain at least primary school education. It also works with young people and their families on health and wellbeing, mental health and more importantly of alcohol and drugs awareness.

Siyanda undertakes the following activities: Educate and raise awareness of alcohol and drugs by delivering sessions and workshops to community groups, health and social care professionals. Promote mental health by providing information and delivering awareness raising sessions to community groups and organisations. Signpost individuals to support services in the voluntary and statutory sectors. Organise and participates in community events, workshops and conferences. Engage and work in partnership with other organisations to influence policy and improve services delivered to individuals.

Siyanda is a Diaspora led organisation constituted charitable organisations established in 2010 to work with communities both nationally and internationally in areas of :

  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Education
  • Mental Health

We educate, raise awareness of, support and advocate for young people, their families and their communities on a range of issues.  

Locally, Siyanda is part of a BME community hub based within Disability Stockport and while internationally it is has worked with communities in Zimbabwe and Zambia primarily on raising awareness of alcohol and drug issues.

The Team

At present, the organisation does not have any paid workers but is run by a team of dedicated volunteers who are responsible for overseeing its day to day functioning.


Siyanda is managed by a group of five individuals who come from diverse backgrounds ranging from health and social care to retail. Between them, they have over 30 years’ experience of working in private and public sectors as well as in the 3rd sector. They all have a passion for development issues primarily education of children especially girls.

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