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Nominated By Red Spot Healthcare & Rozaria Memorial trust (RMT)

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Makanaka (Maka) is a WI.A swimmer, soccer player and social entrepreneur. She is the founder of a non-profit called MTC Educate A Girl Inc, which provides mostly orphaned girls in rural Zimbabwe with the opportunity to continue their education. They are presented with tuition, uniforms, supplies, sanitary products etc. To raise money to start the MTC scholarship program, Maka’s non-profit organized a community soccer fundraiser featuring girls and co-ed teams 2019. MTC Educate A Girl expanded by initiating a community-based girls and women soccer club (MTC Sirens FC). She is also the founding member or Rozaria Girls Club USA (a club which fosters the spirit of volunteerism and feminism with young adolescents living in Madison). Maka and Rozaria Girls Club USA have also been routinely fundraising and donating stationary and sports kits to their sister clubs in Murewa Zimbabwe. The trust holds a bi-annual soccer tournament which brings together over 400 young women and girls. In the future, Maka wants to expand the reach and impact of MTC’s scholarship and girls soccer programs.