Named in memory of Noella Coursaris Musunka’s father, Georges, and the Swahili word malaika, for ‘angel,’ the mission of the Georges Malaika Foundation (GMF) is to “empower through education”. GMF is dedicated to the advancement of African communities by providing educational opportunities to young girls, ages 5 to 18. Our vision is to mobilize the resources necessary to overcome the insurmountable obstacles a young girl faces in obtaining an education in the Democratic Republic of Congo.We provide assistance that paves the way for opportunity, generates greater choice and empowers girls to make informed decisions.This includes building two wells, one on the school grounds and one for the village of Kalebuka, so women and girls do not have to walk for miles to find a source of clean water for their families, and can instead focus on their education.
Furthermore, currently under construction is the Kalebuka Football for Hope Center, which will incorporate sports facilities near the school grounds thanks to our collaboration with FIFA. The new center will be based on improving the public health, education, and life skills for the entire community.
Additional perspectives on the DRC may be found at the following link: DRC: Basic Statistics [PDF].
GMF is registered in the U.S. as a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit corporation (tax ID number 26-0670177) and has no political or religious affiliations. GMF is a registered New York State charity (Reg. number TF-2491347).