Named in memory of Noella Coursaris Musunka’s father, Georges, and the Swahili word malaika, for “angel,” the Georges Malaika Foundation (GMF) is dedicated to the advancement of African communities by providing educational opportunities to girls aged five to 18. The foundation’s vision is to mobilize the resources necessary to overcome the insurmountable obstacles a young girl faces in obtaining an education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
GMF aims to provide assistance that paves the way for opportunity, generates greater choice, and empowers girls to make informed decisions. GMF endeavors to permanently alter the cycle of illiteracy and poverty, first in Lubumbashi, DRC, then throughout the DRC and all of Africa.
A 2020 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported five girls through GMF’s Sponsor A Girl program.
Support from the Cultures of Resistance Network helped establish a GMF school in the DRC.