We’ve come a long way in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The 2014/15 school year  has come to an end. The Malaika School and surrounding community in Kalebuka have come a long way since inception in 2007.


We started our first and ongoing program, New Beginning, which sponsors the education and living expenses for a group of girls who live at a foster home after being orphaned or abandoned, many due to accusations of witchcraft.

New Beginning Project


The first well built on what would become the school grounds, as part of a partnership with Voss Foundation. Why should girls miss school due to illness from contaminated water?

FFH Well


The Malaika School officially opens with four classrooms and 104 girls. Mohammad Ali’s daughter, Khaliah Ali, came to the opening ceremony.

2009-10 Khaliah Ali + First Stone DSC04701

Another well built for the community. Malaika and Voss Foundation are determined to provide clean water for drinking, cooking, washing, sanitation and hygiene.

well - village - 5


Malaika welcomes 152 girls, two new classrooms and a canteen for the meals program. Thanks to partners like Nestle, Malaika serves two healthy meals a day to the students, often their only ones.


A sports program begins at the school, designed by Holly Rilinger, former professional basketball player.

Holly Rilinger


Malaika School expands to 180 girls and three new classrooms, including one for art, one for the Kindergarten class and a sports field with the help of Vodacom.

sport - tennis - 4

A community is reborn with the advent of the Kalebuka Football for Hope Center and a well built with Vinmart Foundation. Using sport as a backdrop, the Center offers health and education programs with the goal of empowering the Kalebuka community and forming the leaders of tomorrow.

ffh - opening


We begin the school year with 202 girls and three new classrooms.

2014 School Photo - 202 Girls

Health program starts. Dr. Franck provides basic medical check ups at the school for the girls. Malaria nets are distributed along with information and preventive tips.

Doctor Checkup - 4


Two more wells built with Voss Foundation for the community.

well - village - 3

What is next for the community of Kalebuka and the Malaika School?

Fall 2015

We welcome 230 girls! Plans are underway for a computer room and library.

Library Visualisation

We’ve come a long way, but there are miles to go. We can accomplish it with your help. www.malaika.org/donate