Coaching Our Girls to Excellence

The staff at Malaika consists of individuals who excel in their own fields and carry true passion for empowering the students and community they work with.

We love how these teachers, coaches and volunteers serve as role models to our youth, exemplifying what they can achieve when they work hard and pursue their dreams.

Such is the case with Maguy Safi Makanda, a physical education teacher and coach at Malaika. Maguy shows our girls how strong a woman can be and what amazing feats she can accomplish. She skillfully leads our girls on the field and court- she even led several to a national tennis competition invitation. Recently, we were amazing to learn that she was selected as coach for the Congolese women’s football team! Such an inspiration.

We can’t wait to see what Maguy will do next, and we’re so grateful to have her on our team.