February 13, 2014
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 her team recently returned from a trip to the DRC. In addition to sharing photographs of our wells functioning years after implementation, they brought back the two Valentine’s. We wanted to share their artwork:
The Kalebuka village well, which provides the local community with clean water, was funded two and a half years ago by our Give A Drop partnership with Jewel’s Project Clean Water and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite. As a result of the well, the students at the Georges Malaika School for Girls have access to clean water both at school and at home.
Voss Foundation’s Women Helping Women initiative funded our first well in Kalebuka at the Georges Malaika School for Girls for the students’ use. In fact, the Georges Malaika Foundation requested our help before the construction of the school was underway, because they needed water onsite to make the bricks – the school literally couldn’t exist without us! Voss Foundation’s well at the school serves the kitchen, toilets, sinks, health center, and garden. Access on campus means the girls don’t have to spend time collecting water. They have more time for school, including classes like art!
We, like the girls, want to thank our Give A Drop partners and our Women Helping Women supporters for making our clean water and sanitation projects in Kalebuka a reality – a true act of love! Happy Valentine’s Day!