We are so excited to announce our host for the next webinar in our Malaika Speaks! series on Wednesday, June 24th at 3pm London / 10am NYC, Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, co-host of The Talk and Malaika ambassador, Eve! Eve has visited our school and programs in DRC, and she has remained very involved with our work for years. We cannot thank her enough for all of her support.
This event will introduce more students—Lauriane, Esther, Mwamini, Feliciane and Miji—to their friends worldwide, as well as Mama Liliane from Kalebuka, head cook at the school, who prepares food for nearly 400 people daily and one of many women who have been playing a vital role in our response to Covid-19.
Also joining are Strong, who has been with us for 7 years first as a student and now as a coach and volunteer at our community center, and Jonathan, one of the boys at our community center. These two have shown such bright determination that we’re sponsoring them on to further education. Special guests will include Malaika CFO Adriana’s son Francesco and Board Member Alain’s daughter Zaina, who has visited our programs in DRC. Advisory Board member Marjorie will join us to discuss her current trainings with our teachers, her time spent in-country and the important role of technology in Malaika’s educational offerings.
The response to our first webinar was overwhelmingly positive. Five of our students, Louise, Jeanne, Dorcas, Carmelie and Suze, as well as Maman Flavie from our community center and several of our incredible teachers shared their stories with more than 300 people across the globe. It was a very special hour filled with insights, inspiration and honest conversation. June Sarpong, OBE, was an amazing host, who connected our girls with their audience while asking them important, timely questions. Watch a recap of the event here.
We hope you can join in on the conversation on June 24. Free registration is required at tinyurl.com/MalaikaSpeaksEve.