A Very Special Day

Malaika is at the heart of the Kalebuka community, and our staff, students and their families have been anxiously awaiting a reopening. Our school and community center represent more than just a holistic education- they mean a solid source of food, medical attention, personal attention, socialization and opportunity into the future.

This is something everyone involved at Malaika seems to know, from our headmaster to our youngest students to our volunteer, behind-the-scenes staff. So much work went took place during school closure, to support our community as best as we could through food, personal protective equipment, homework packets and more. Simultaneously, an enormous amount of planning went into our reopening day- from professional development for our teachers to informational sessions for our parents to detailed logistics that accommodate protocol necessary to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Our girls, boys, mothers and community members have been so happy to be at school and involved in our programs once again! They immediately threw themselves back into their work with zeal. Additionally, students and staff alike are wearing masks, frequently washing hands at our many stations and staying safely distanced. We’re very grateful to everyone who worked hard to make this day as smooth as possible. We know the amazing individuals that comprise the Malaika family will quickly make up for lost time. Welcome back, everyone! We’re so glad to see each and every one of your smiling, eager faces!

Prof Jacques, like his colleagues and students, says today is a very special day. He is so happy to see them back continuing their education after being home for so long. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀« Aujourd’hui c’est une journée très spéciale pour moi. » #education #école #afrique

Posted by Malaika on Monday, August 10, 2020
Professeur Jacques explains the importance of school reopening for the girls’ continued education.