Youth Council Appointment
MTC Founder and President Maka Chikowero was appointed to The Sports Bra Project Youth Council. According to www.thesportsbraproject.org , The Sports Bra Project has its roots in Africa, where founder Sarah Dwyer-Shick discovered that the small collection of sports bras she'd brought as gifts for young soccer players in rural Namibia were instead eagerly accepted by older players living near the capital city, Windhoek. Many members of the Namibian National Women's soccer team had never owned something as simple and essential as a sports bra. In her soccer-related travels, Sarah quickly learned the need isn't only in Namibia.
The Sports Bra Project works to make participation in sports possible for all girls and women. To ensure that the equipment gets to its intended location, the project works with trusted partners in the U.S. and abroad. Sports Bras are hand-delivered by individuals and organizations when they travel overseas"
MTC has received sports bras from The sports Bra Project. MTC under the leadership of Maka shipped these sports bras from the USA to Zimbabwe and were shared among the MTC Sirens of Chimanimani, The Rozaria Memorial Trust of Murehwa, and Maningi Football club of Dzivarasekwa Harare.
In her acceptance of the role, Maka said, "It is an honor to be a part of The Sports Bra Project Youth Council. This great organization's mission of "increasing access to sports for women and girls by removing barriers to participation, through providing sports bras to athletes who don’t have access to such a basic piece of equipment, deeply mirrors the MTC Educate A Girl Inc. mission of empowering girls and young women through sports". Maka said she looks forward to growing and being mentored by one of the women whose work ethic and the impact she greatly admires. Thank you Sarah and The Sports Bra Project for the opportunity.