About Us

The Ukukhanya Development Trust is Non Governmental (101-925NPO) Youth Development Agency. It was founded in November 2011 by the Visionary and Chief Executive Officer Abigail Crawford.  UDT acts as a catalyst to stimulate Innovation ignite Inspiration and create Independence through its specialised life skills and leadership development programmes. Our focus area impacts within the Social, Environmental and Education spheres.

Ukukhanya is an isiZulu word meaning “LIGHT” Through these specialised programmes we aim to ignite the “LIGHT” within. These core values govern the work we do.

Our Vision

To re-ignite the LIGHT within every heart, transcending all Adversity in pursuit of Greatness.

Our Mission

Through Coaching, Training and mentoring the UDT purposes to Stimulate Innovation, Ignite Inspiration and Create Independence, thus ensuring a generation of Passionate Purposeful and Phenomenal future Leaders.