Hip-hop star and actress Eve Jeffers-Cooper has been announced as a Goodwill Ambassador for Malaika. The announcement follows Eve’s visit to the Central African country with Malaika founder, Noella Coursaris Musunka, to inaugurate the very first library in the village of Kalebuka on International Women’s Day. The e-library is the newest addition to the Malaika School, a free, accredited school that provides a comprehensive and high quality education to 230 girls. The e-library has both print and e-books on Android tablets, giving the girls access to the broad world surrounding them.
The relationship began with an inquiry on social media, and mutual friends in fashion and music. The Grammy Award-winning musician and actress, who is currently starring in box office hit Barbershop 3, will advocate for Malaika in an official capacity and endorses the mission of the grassroots organization. Eve said, “My trip to the DRC to visit Malaika’s projects exceeded my expectations. I knew it would be a great environment for the girls, but Malaika goes above and beyond. You can feel the excitement from the girls when they take their seats in class. The library will be an incredible addition to the Malaika School and to their curriculum.” Eve met with the young students in Kalebuka and together they created a poem about the power of education.
Eve also performed her hit single “Who’s That Girl” for the thrilled villagers and students.