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Girls Rule the World! Model Noella Coursaris Musunka on Founding a School for Girls in the Congo

There have been many models who have lent their name, image, or time to a cause, but model and humanitarian Noella Coursaris Musunka took it one step further when she decided to found the Malaika school for girls in a remote village in the Congo. Last night, Musunka threw a fundraiser for the school which drew a packed house at New York’s Espace. Three of the school’s 6th grade students flew in to celebrate, where a Congolese New York-based dance group Batoto Yetu performed (a must-see) and Malaika ambassador and Grammy award-winning artist Eve performed. Plus, ELLE’s Robbie Myers came out to support! We caught up with Musunka ahead of the event to hear about her incredible journey and passion for furthering female education and community development in the Congo.


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Louise Bartlett