June 14, 2010
We are very excited to announce our newest water project!
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Voss Foundation is working with the Georges Malaika Foundation (GMF), to build a well at GMF’s first all-girls school, providing adolescent girls with facilitated access to pure, clean drinking water.
Georges Malaika Foundation is an organization committed to empowering African girls through education. Democratic Republic of the Congo has one of the lowest rates of primary school completion. GMF is dedicated to solving this education crisis. One of their projects includes building a school for girls with an initial capacity of 100 students and a final capacity of 325, in the village of Kalebuka in the Katanga province, where no school district currently exists.
Voss Foundation’s well on-site will serve as the only source of water for the school. Without fresh water, the school would not be able to operate.
Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, girls are forced to abandon schooling to spend their days helping their mothers fetch water. Together the Voss Foundation and GMF can provide the local community with access to both clean water and education.
Implementation of the project is already underway!
One of the future students is already getting excited for school.
*Photographs courtesy of Georges Malaika Foundation