In her own words:
“My name is Ilunga Wailunga Dorcas, and I’m twelve years old. I lost my mother when I was small, and I now live with my grandparents. It’s been seven years since I started at Malaika school, and I’m now in sixth grade. At school I like playing tennis and learning French and English. My favorite color is green and I like to eat chicken and rice.
In the future, I would like to be a business woman. Malaika has supported me through my childhood and gave me the chance to have an education – a chance that a lot of my friends do not really have. Today I can read, write and speak French. I can use a computer to type a text, do coding and complete grammar exercises or math online. I spend half of my free time in the library reading. I always like to be at school because every day that I am there I learn a lot of things.”