Founder & President
Maka is the founder and president of MTC Educate A Girl Inc, a high school student, an athlete, a member of the UN Generation Equality Youth Task Force adolescent girls leaders, and the immediate past president of the Rozaria Memorial Trust girls clubs of North America. Maka has received several awards in Zimbabwe and the USA. Among other honors was being nominated for the prestigious international children’s peace prize award in 2020. Her organization, MTC Educate A Girl Inc is a non-profit organization for girls by a girl whose main objective is to empower girls and young women in rural and peri-urban areas to support girls’ education, fight the scourge of child marriages, challenge harmful gender stereotypes, groom women leaders and level gender inequalities. MTC Educate A Girl Inc fosters volunteerism, advocacy, and community activism. It is dedicated to supporting orphaned girls and those from low-income and rural areas of Zimbabwe to stay in school, play a sport, learn some entrepreneurial skills and fight period poverty. It provides educational scholarships, school uniforms, school supplies and sanitary products to ease the educational experience of its beneficiaries. It also provides sports equipment to enable hundreds of girls in rural Zimbabwe to play a sport, especially soccer, which remains largely male-dominated. Maka, through her organization, to date, has provided sports bras and soccer equipment to several girls’ soccer teams in communities and via schools. Her organization sponsors MTC Sirens, a community-based girls soccer club that uses women coaches, a hugely popular model that Maka’s organization now reproduces across more villages. MTC Sirens soccer club reaches hundreds of girls through weekly training sessions, regular soccer matches as well as all-girls soccer tournaments. The club also provides psycho-social support to marginalized girls, survivors of child marriages and invites career mentors, community health workers and law enforcement agents to speak on issues surrounding SRHR, abuse and GBV.