We love when large organizations celebrate and seek out diversity and maintain social responsibility. We were honored that Malaika was a focus of Microsoft’s recent Africa Day celebration. Africa Day is ‘intended to celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the Organization of African Unity (OAU now the AU) in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well as the progress that Africa has made, while reflecting upon the common challenges that the continent faces in the global environment.’
The event, which became virtual due to the pandemic, was part of Afriweek, Africans @ Microsoft’s weeklong celebration of Africa Day, according to Josuel Musambaghani, a Malaika advisory board member and Microsoft employee. Food demos and a speaker series culminated in a virtual give party, celebrating Africa with two DJs, food demos and speakers while giving participants the opportunity to learn about and support organizations that are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re so grateful to the sponsorship and more than $1,000 that was raised for our programs from this event.
Thank you to Josuel, for suggesting Malaika be featured!