Makeni Islamic Society Trust (MIST) was founded in 1972 with the objective of arousing Islamic consciousness amongst the larger Muslim community, particularly the youth, and making them aware that they have a responsibility to mankind as a whole.
For the past forty years MIST has held training programs in the field of education including formal education classes, workshops, seminars and training camps. These training programs have created an atmosphere whereby the youth feel, learn and live the spirit of Islam. It is hoped that the atmosphere perpetuated creates a more permanent example of the youth in Islam.
Makeni Islamic Society Trust is a complete charitable institution with the following disciplines in place:
With the Masjid at the heart of the center, the Masjid offers the best example and opportunity to fill a role of a model Muslim.
MIST is located in the fringe suburb of Makeni, 15 minutes from the Lusaka central business district, Lusaka being the capital of Zambia. The society occupies a 30 hectare site on which its facilities are based, however over 60% of the land remains undeveloped with significant potential for expanding the societies operations.
The society is currently undertaking work to construct and operate a small neighborhood shopping facility on part of the land. The tenancies within this shopping precinct will be let out to independent operators providing a small but permanent source of income for the society.