NJCA brings all Junior Councils on a national platform to share ideas, and solutions to problems that they face in their respective town/city councils.
Makombe Building, Cnr L.Takawira And H.Chitepo
PRIVATE BAG 7706 CAUSEWAY HARARE
On the 2nd of September six (6) Junior Councils endorsed for the formation of the NJCA in Gweru on the 10th of December 2011. There it was launched and officially recorded the second child led organization of its sort in the world after Brazil and thus the first in Africa. National Junior Councils Association (NJCA) is to set solid foundations for a brighter future for junior councilors and improve the lives of the youths and children in Zimbabwe by establishing income generating projects to sustain Junior Councils and establish entrepreneurship projects for the youths in bid to eradicate unemployment. Advocating for youth empowerment through monitoring resources allocation, child budget participation and advocate for a child friendly budget and also as junior councilors to be good conductors between the youths and outer business world. Advocating for children in school, empowerment through monitoring their educational facilities, activities and their code of conduct. NJCA is to make sure that junior councils all over Zimbabwe are recognized on a more professional platform as an effective youth and child led organization and take a leading role in the development of the African child. Increase youth participation at local, regional and international level in the system of local governance thus improving the effectiveness and impact of junior councils. To eradicate youth unemployment and improve educational basis of the youth in schools regardless of social status, creed religion and political opinion according to the Educational act (25; 01). Most of all NJCA was founded in order unite all junior councils and resituate inactive junior councils in Cities and Towns where they are not there. NJCA was found by three junior councils (Harare, Mvurwi and Marondera junior councils) in August 2011. The founding Junior Mayors are as follows Maxwell Katunga, Shingirirai Chikazhe and Munyaradzi Tengwa respectively.
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