Patrick Makokoro | Founder, Nhaka Foundation and ZINECDA

Patrick has extensive experience working with community development and relief projects, working in partnership with both local and international non-governmental organizations. He is a dedicated child rights activist and passionate about social justice issues around the world. His experience working with children at an orphanage led him to establish the Nhaka Foundation, a charitable organization that provides education, meals, health care, counseling, and other essential services to orphaned and vulnerable children throughout Zimbabwe. Beginning in 2012, he founded the Zimbabwe Network of Early Childhood Development Actors (ZINECDA), a national umbrella organization for Early Childhood Development. Patrick Makokoro is a Founding member of the African Early Childhood Network which works to champion the developmental needs of young children in Africa.

Patrick Makokoro is an alumni of the United States of America,Mandela Washington Fellowship (YALI 2017) and serves as a Board Member of the World Forum Foundation (US),Nhaka Foundation and ZINECDA. He serves as a country liaison for the Association of Childhood Education International (US). He has a BA in Community Development, Graduate Diploma in International Youth and Child Care from University of Victoria and a MSc in Development Studies. He is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.