What we do

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Malaki ma Kongo, which is in dif­fer­ent coun­tries of the world,

oper­ates mainly in two ways:

1. in the West - and in the whole inter­na­tional envi­ron­ment in gen­eral - on a cul­tural level pro­mot­ing and dif­fus­ing African cul­tural roots. In fact Malaki ma Kongo wishes to cre­ate inter­cul­tural exchanges with Africa for a bet­ter knowl­edge of this mar­vel­lous con­ti­nent. On the Inter­na­tional Coop­er­a­tion level Malaki ma Kongo sen­si­tize about the prob­lem­at­ics of Congo and Africa, search­ing for funds and sub­scrip­tions to sup­port our devel­op­ment projects in Congo.

Fashion show "Made in Congo" - Verona Italy

Fash­ion show "Made in Congo" - Verona Italy

The activ­i­ties that we pro­mote are var­i­ous and different:

not only the Fes­ti­val, but also Cine­fo­rum and Video Pro­jec­tions, jour­neys to Congo on a Respon­si­ble Tourism level (Malaki Live: going to Africa not to sym­pa­thize with croc­o­diles, giraffes or lions, but to frat­er­nize with human beings!), The­atre, Con­fer­ences and Debates, Con­golese Dance Courses, Sol­i­dar­ity Din­ners with Con­golese dishes, African Art Exhi­bi­tions, etc.

Malaki ma Kongo Haiti

Malaki ma Kongo Haiti

- in Africa: on the cul­tural level, with the con­tin­u­a­tion of the yearly Malaki ma Kongo Fes­ti­val Pro­duc­tion and of the activ­i­ties that Malaki already created:

* Kongo Cul­tural Cen­tre
* Kongo Dia Ntotela The­atre
* Malaki Ma Kongo Fes­ti­val
* Malaki School Fes­ti­val
* African Roots Library
* Renewed Box of Pharaohs

On a devel­op­ment level:

  • sewing school and coop­er­a­tive cen­ter for women  Malaki Devel­oppe­ment in Pointe Noire
  • Hair cut and styling school for women at the Malaki Devel­oppe­ment cen­tre of Pointe Noire
  • Pilote cen­ter Malaki - AARIT for agri­cul­tural education
  • Respon­si­ble Tourism
  • Cen­tre for dif­fus­ing informatics
Malaki ma Kongo France

Malaki ma Kongo France

We believe in:

cul­ture in ser­vice of development

We believe indeed that art is the cul­tural her­itage of a peo­ple. The destruc­tion of our vil­lages caused by war in Congo means the destruc­tion of our inland basis of inspiration.

Being cul­ture at the basis of devel­op­ment, Malaki ma Kongo's artists and men of cul­ture founded the fol­low­ing project: rais­ing micro­cre­dit in Congo to redo­nate hope and con­fi­dence in life to women, moth­ers of fam­i­lies that are vic­tims of the hor­rors of war, there­fore giv­ing rebirth to life in our villages.

For this rea­son we need everybody's con­tri­bu­tion.

The African cul­tural roots that African artists present are, in gen­eral, the cul­tural her­itage of a peo­ple. MALAKI MA KONGO is in charge of find­ing the eco­nom­i­cal means to ensure the sur­vival of ances­tral life in a nat­ural place: the African vil­lages.

 

Village in Congo

Vil­lage in Congo

OBJECTIVES:

  • Spread­ing the Cul­ture of ser­vice for Respon­si­ble Devel­op­ment for Congo and sub-saharian Africa
  • Africa's con­tri­bu­tion to humanity's com­mon heritage
  • the pro­mo­tion of Africa's quest for peace
  • par­tic­i­pat­ing to the fight against delinquency
  • pro­mot­ing Africa's rebirth, giv­ing value to Africa's culture
  • pro­mot­ing African sports
  • the preser­va­tion of col­lec­tive mem­ory to pro­mote and teach African Ances­tors' wis­dom, through cul­tural and sport days, songs, the­atre, con­fer­ences, sculp­ture, per­cus­sions accom­pa­nied by all that wit­nesses the exis­tence and the great­ness of African identity.

Malaki ma Kongo in Bas­sano, Italy - 2002