Noella Kasongo studied social work and business administration at Daystar University. Coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Noella has known the hardships of conflict and war. She came to Daystar knowing her purpose was to make a difference in the lives of women who suffered violence and trauma in the wake of political and ethnic turmoil.
Graduating in 2014, Noella immediately put her degree to work, starting the Great Lakes and East Africa Women Empowerment Initiative (GLEAWEI). This program’s goal is to empower women by helping them identify and grow their skills to gain valuable skills and self-esteem. She serves as the Executive Director of GLEAWEI and encourages discussions on peace and conflict reconciliation.
Noella is one of 18,000 Daystar alumni who are educated to be Christian servant leaders to transform their communities. When you support Daystar students today, you are supporting initiatives like GLEAWEI in the future.