Maboshe Memorial Centre (MMC)Maboshe Memorial Centre (MMC) is a tax-exempted child sponsorship not-for-profit making humanitarian aid NGO founded on the 24th November, 2006 in memories of the late Dr. Rodney Aongola Maboshe Maboshe in Mongu, Western, Zambia and registered under the laws of Zambia, focusing on helping the deaf, other disabled and other vulnerable children from poverty stricken families go to school and raise their voices for the right to education to learn and lead without fear.
Maboshe Memorial Centre (MMC) operates through established structures such as: - Namakau Mukelabai Child Disabled School, Maboshe Drop In Centre (Shelter), Community House Fund, Maboshe Rural Water Initiative (MRWI), Maboshe Small Village Bank Fund (MSVBF), Maboshe Legal Clinic & Child Rights Unit, HIV Prevention and ART Adherence Groups and Maboshe’s Gift Scholarships and District Community Centres.
Disabled girls in rural Zambia faces many problems that put their lives at risk, preventing them from getting a good education and fulflling their potential. The cycle of poverty starts early and they are most vulnerable during adolescence. Born into poor families many girls fail to stay in school; many are tempted to have sex for money - just to survive or buy simple things, like a pen for school; or are married as early as 13 or 14 because their family see disabilitie in them.
The Maboshe Memorial Centre (MMC) was founded by Patrick Maboshe the Son to late Dr. Maboshe Ronald Aongola Maboshe at the age of 26 years old, after the death of his father Dr. Maboshe Ronald Aongola Maboshe who had traveled extensively throughout Western, Zambia during his lifetime and shared a deep concern and compassion for the welfare of the underprivileged disabled children and other vulnerable children. Based in Western province, the MMC is managed by Maboshe Patrick Maboshe who serves as Executive Director respectively.
We lost Maboshe Ronald Aongola Maboshe on the 24th November, 2002, yet his legacy remains. He demonstrated that it is never too late to help those in need. The generosity of his spirit and his passion for the rural/remote vulnerable is a guiding principle for many of the projects implemented by MMC. Maboshe’s spirit lives on through the lives that are given hope.