Today, according to UNESCO, 49.5 million girls in Sub-Saharan Africa are out of school. First opening its doors in 2011, the Malaika School provides a free primary and secondary education to 430 girls. With daily classes taught in French and English, our robust curriculum covers math, science, information technology, the arts, and much more. At Malaika, we equip our girls with the belief to envision a brighter tomorrow and the resources needed to get there.Support this program
94% of Malaika students successfully move on to the next grade, while 100% of our Year 6 students have passed the national exam for four years in a row.
Students and staff receive two healthy meals each day.
The girls take a break from learning to play some football.
Art and other enrichment activities are a critical part of our curriculum.
For many students, this is their only chance at an education and they embrace the opportunity joyfully.
The girls are fully engaged in the learning process and our classes ensure they will be ready for university and technical schools.
Our library is a favorite place for many students during breaks and after class.
The school incorporates sports education into the daily schedule.
Upon graduating, many of our girls will attend technical school and university, while others will be placed in internships with local companies.
Malaika provides everything the girls need to be successful at school—including their uniforms, which are made by mothers at our community center.
Math is a favorite subject and our STEM curriculum is popular with all the students. We even have some future web developers already creating pages!
Engaging students through hands-on work and interactive discussions keeps them learning throughout the day.
Everyone needs to take a break from learning, and football is a great way to relax, have fun, and build a team spirit.
Sometimes, reading in the shade is just what is needed during recess.
In a village with some of the lowest literacy rates in the country, teaching French and English to our students opens the doors to future opportunities.
From as early as kindergarten, we look to cultivate the leadership potential of our girls through a range of activities spanning Girl Scouts to planting trees.
Malaika students take a break from a game of tennis.
Planting trees is so important for creating the next generation of environmentally-conscious leaders.
Without creativity, there’s no innovation. Here, our girls learn how to make clay pots.
Music brings so many benefits to the creative side of the brain. At Malaika, we provide access to instruments, including the guitar.
The library is the perfect place to learn IT and take pictures of your friends.
Our girls coded their very own robot, and here they’re testing it out!
One step closer to an eco-friendly future: with help from youth at the Community Center, our girls protect their environment by cleaning their plots and roads.