Location

DR Congo

Key achievement

Empowering Congolese communities since 2007.

Malaika

Network Member

Lack of education, unemployment and poverty are the main challenges facing young people in Kalebuka, DR Congo. Most young people drop out of school because they lose their parents or they cannot afford schooling.

 

Malaika, a grassroots organisation, seeks to combat these issues with three programmes. First, the Malaika School, that provides girls with free, high-quality education and empowers each student to give back to her community and have a long-term impact on the future of the DRC.

 

Secondly, the organisation impacts the surrounding village through the Community Centre, which provides education, health and sports programming to thousands per year. Here, Malaika tackles issues like discrimination, environmental problems, gender inequality, unemployment, children’s rights, HIV/AIDS and Malaria. Finally, Malaika also construct wells that supply people with clean water, helping the reduction of water-related illnesses.

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Contact

Malaika
Sarah Kalumba
sarahk@malaika.org

Latest From Malaika

"Two years ago, I heard about a place where you can learn for free. I begged my parents to let me go to the Centre. Now I’ve learned how to express myself and my dreams have changed – there is so much I want to do with my life."

Jocelyn Mulongo
15 year-old participant in literacy and football classes
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