Ladybrille is so proud of our African Humanitarian Modelpreneur Noella Coursaris who was our main feature in June. Her foundation is the first recipient of the All for Africa “Knock Out Poverty” event which will be held on September 23rd, 2008. You go Girl!
Her foundation, the Georges Malaika Foundation (GMF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in New York and it will receive a $50,000 grant from the event to help build an elementary school in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
“We are very thankful to be the first beneficiary of the All for Africa grant. The Georges Malaika Foundation believes strongly in education. Education will be the key as we continue to develop the Democratic Republic of Congo and other African nations. The support of All For Africa through this grant will help sustain GMF’s first school and help us achieve our goal of empowering and transforming the lives of African girls,” said Noella to Ladybrille in explaining what it feels like to have her foundation be the first recipient of this historical event.
Founded with the mission of empowering African girls through education, the Georges Malaika Foundation has already achieved a milestone in its dedication to the advancement of African communities by providing educational opportunities to young girls, aged 5 to 18. Supported by donations, GMF is sponsoring 16 Congolese girls who will begin school in September 2008.
As a grant recipient, GMF will have a presence during All For Africa’s Knock-Out Poverty special event on Tuesday, September 23rd at Hammerstein Ballroom, an event to be attended by national activists, philanthropists, and African Heads of State. Knock-Out Poverty will feature Africa’s best boxing talent along with musical guests including Youssou Ndour with special guests delivering their own one-two punch of entertainment and music.