What we do

Project thematic areas

Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia (MCMZ) works within four thematic areas in its quest to address the child marriage problem in Choma, Zambia. These thematic areas are; Education Support; Child Protection; Advocacy; and Capacity Building.

Capacity building of traditional leaders

Traditional leaders

Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia (MCMZ) builds the capacity of traditional leaders in handling cases of child marriages in their respective chiefdoms through trainings, consultative meetings, case referral procedures and coordination of support for survivors of child marriage.

Advocacy

Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia (MCMZ) conducts monthly schools and community sensitization programs that have been running since the inception of the organization in the year 2008. MCMZ runs a pro-media approach in the fight against child marriages in Choma, Zambia. Since April, 2016 the organization has been running weekly live phone-in radio programs with local radio stations. The organization has aired over 150 radio programs as of 24th January, 2018. MCMZ has also featured on national media the Zambia Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), private owned Prime TV, local and international print and online media houses.

Child protection

Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia (MCMZ) provides a safe home for girls retrieved from child marriages in Choma, Zambia. The program bridges gaps that led to girls being vulnerable to marry at a tender age. The Mission House has supported over 22 girls and provides all basic needs for girls retrieved from child marriages.

Education support

Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia (MCMZ) provides education support to girls and teen mothers retrieved from early, forced, and child marriages through its education sponsorship program. Over twenty two (22) child marriage survivors have benefited from the program since inception with one of the girls having have completed secondary school. The program helps rural girls thrive through education by reinstating them back in school or supporting them stay in school.