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Feb 7, 2023

Noëlla Coursaris Musunka visits Google to discuss Malaika, a grassroots nonprofit that empowers girls and communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo through a school, a community center, and a clean water program.

Malaika has grown into a fully-functioning ecosystem impacting thousands of lives each year, anchored by its accredited primary and secondary school for more than 400 girls. The Malaika School provides a comprehensive education for girls ages 5-18 with a STEM-focused curriculum including coding, music, theater, sport and art, ensuring that students are equipped with a 21st century education. Malaika also includes a community center that offers a range of programs to 5,000 youth and adults, a clean water program with 25 wells that service over 35,000 people each year, technical classes educating and certifying future electricians and mechanics, and a sustainable agricultural program that helps provide two nutritious meals each day to students and staff. All of Malaika's community-driven programs are free and serve as a model that can be replicated on a global scale in communities around the world.

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