Malaika to launch first library in DR Congo village

Malaika kidsMalaika will open doors to the first library at Kalebuka in DR Congo in March 2016

The new building is part of the Malaika School and is claimed to be the only library within a 160-km radius. It will feature both e-books and print books in English and French. The facility is set to have Android tablets and an interactive whiteboard, all of which have been donated to the non-profit. This new access to resources and technology will open up a world of learning opportunities for the students.

Malaika founder Noella Coursaris Musunka who is also a model, activist and philanthropist, officially inaugurated the library on 8 March, which is the International Women’s Day.

She said, “I am so excited to launch this project. It is amazing to know that the students will now have a warm and welcoming environment where they will feel comfortable and eager to learn.”

Malaika is a grassroots organisation with a mission to empower Congolese girls and their communities through education and health programmes. The foundation operates in Kalebuka village, in the southeastern region of DR Congo.

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