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The ongoing success of the Malaika School for Girls (FKA Georges Malaika Foundation School for Girls) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo attests to the ripple effect of clean, safe water on both Malaika and the surrounding community of Kalebuka. The Malaika School has increased its enrollment from the initial number of 106 girls…

Voss Foundation’s Program Director, Caitlin Rackish, spent over three weeks in Eastern Africa with our partners Milgis Trust in Kenya, Malaika (formerly known as the Georges Malaika Foundation) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Good Future & Hope in Uganda. While there, Caitlin visited our water, sanitation, and hygiene projects funded by Women Helping Women, Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Virgin Unite through Give A Drop, Lene Maria for Rent Vann, and Kim and…

Our Program Director, Caitlin Rackish, is off on another adventure! This March and April, Caitlin will spend nearly a month traveling to Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (twice), Uganda, and Kenya (twice). She will be visiting our existing partners Milgis Trust in Kenya, Georges Malaika Foundation in the DRC, and Good Future &…

It may be cold and snowy at Voss Foundation’s offices in Oslo and New York, but flowers are in bloom at the Georges Malaika School for Girls in Kalebuka, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, thanks to our water project! The well that Voss Foundation funded in 2010 through our Women Helping Women campaign to…

On Monday, September 8th, 2014, students at the Georges Malaika School for Girls in Kalebuka, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, go back to class for the fourth year! Voss Foundation attended the opening of the GMF School, the first girls school in the Katanga province, in 2011, to celebrate our two wells for the…

Click here to see the video The wide smiles of the driven, young students and moving stories of the many villagers in this video, demonstrate the true “ripple effect” that access to clean water can have on whole communities. Voss Foundation is proud to have implemented two successful clean water projects in the village of Kalebuka,…

Hand-washing and its implications for hygiene are some of the most critical aspects of the ripple effect of clean water. That’s why we’re so happy to see these photos that our partner in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georges Malaika Foundation, sent us this week of the students at the Georges Malaika School for…

Not only are the students at the Georges Malaika School for Girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo thriving academically, they are also budding artists. Two of the students, Louise and Einice, made Valentine’s Day cards for our Give A Drop partners and our Women Helping Women supporters, who funded the construction of two wells. Noella Coursaris Musunka, founder of Georges Malaika Foundation, and…

Georges Malaika School for Girls continues to be a pillar of health and wellness in the Kalebuka community! In addition to providing a top-quality education, the school strives to educate their students on the importance of proper hygiene.  A local doctor recently came to the school, where he performed checkups and tested for illnesses.  He also…

See the email we just got this morning from Noella Coursaris Musunka, founder of Georges Malaika Foundation, our implementing partner in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: two photos taken today of our Kalebuka village well! This well was funded in 2011 by our Give A Drop partnership with Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Sir…

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