Malaika is thrilled to announce that our Founder Noëlla has been listed by Together for Girls as of of Safe’s 50 global heroes committed to ending violence against children around the world.
The Model – Noella Coursaris Musunka: Founder of Malaika.
Musunka was born in Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Seeing how rape was used as a weapon of war led the model to affect change through her own storytelling and actions. When her father passes away at five, she was sent to live with relatives in Switzerland, where she got an education, and was hits as a model. She travelled the world with brands like Agent Provocateru, Virgin and Apple; along the way, she used her access to diplomats and people of influence to help change public opinion. She founded Malaika in her father’s honor. The U.S.-based organization helps Congolese women get ahead through education. They help girls secure the resources necessary to go to school. She is also building schools herself. She spoke about the violence faced by women in the Eastern Congo in front of the Parliament of the DRC. She is a model in more ways than one.
You can read the article on Issuu.