Malaak Compton-Rock is a staunch believer in the biblical phrase “to whom much is given, much is required.” The mom of two admits that one of her proudest mom moments was when she took her older daughter Lola on a trip to Africa.
“Lola recently accompanied me on a mission to Ghana, where we met rescued and current child slaves in Kete Krachi, who are enslaved in the fishing industry on Lake Volta. I was so proud of the way she interacted with the Ghanaian children and how involved she was in our work to learn more about child slavery. And she basically understood that all children are the same and set about playing and chatting with them as she would any child.”
When she is not busy volunteering her time for service, Malaak enjoys spending time with her daughters Lola,8, and Zahra,6,. Every Saturday, for example, the trio like to go to “Houston’s restaurant [in NY] followed by Barnes & Noble’s children’s book section. This is a Saturday ritual and staple for us. We also love to go to the park. Van Zandt park in Paramus, New Jersey, is a favorite because it has jungle gyms for all ages, a small zoo, a train, merry-go-round, and pony rides. We love it and can stay all day. I also love to take them to our local nail salon for mani/pedi’s, followed by a trip to Acorns, a local children’s bookstore.”