Madonna lays first brick of her Malawi school

Posted by Sylar On Wednesday, April 07, 2010

FP_4802264_BARM_Madonna_050610 US pop star Madonna on Tuesday laid the first brick at the $15 million (11 million euro) girls’ academy that she is building in Malawi, promising to bring quality education to young girls.

The singer and actress laid a stone with an inscription “Raising Malawi Academy for Girls” and the motto, Dare to Dream.

“It has always been my dream to train women leaders who can help develop the country,” Madonna said during the event.

The colourful ceremony in Chinkhota village, some 15km (nine miles) from the capital Lilongwe, was attended by education officials and curious villagers.

“I grew up as a poor girl with my mother, I had no chance for good education,” Madonna said.

“It is my aim to see Malawian girls get the right education,” she added.

The pop star was accompanied by her biological daughter Lourdes and her two other children, whom she adopted in Malawi.

Madonna, who funds several initiatives in the southern African country, broke ground and planted a tree in October last year for the school, which will admit 500 girls from poor backgrounds.

Source: AFP

9 Responses to "Madonna lays first brick of her Malawi school"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    its official guys.
    madonnas next single is called BOOM.
    will be given to radio at the end of next month!!!
    Boom - David Guetta ft. Madonna

    Its the sickest tune of the year!!!!!!!


  2. Anonymous Said,

    yes it has to be true. it was even quoted in wikipedia and its all over the internet. they tryin to keep it quite because they are afraid its going to be leaked like revolver months before its released and then it will not do well in the charts.


  3. Trey Said,

    Ha! Good to see that RM is actually getting this school built, but I wonder why it is only for girls????

    "Boom" extended dance remix available as an Itunes exclusive.


  4. Anonymous Said,

    will be available for radio next month???? witout any official statement - and then david guetta ft. madonna -this can't be true, it could be madonna ft. david guetta.


  5. BOOM ? It's good name... but it's only one song, i tought that Madonna will relase a complet album! Why not? OR later? If you speak hungarian see my site :


  6. Anonymous Said,

    The school is for girls because girls usually aren't allowed to get education. Boys can go to school but girls have to stay indoors an take care of the family. Oprah has build schools for girls as well. Mainly to empower women in African countries. It's better for the economy if girls can contribute too..


  7. Trey Said,


    Thanks, I think I knew that, but wasn't for sure. It's just fucked up and I hope the schools will help this country and allow these girls to empower themselves. I don't know...I guess hope is all there is.


  8. Anonymous Said,

    Boom is not official until there's a confirmation. Until then, it's another rumor, one of the very many coming out all the time.


  9. Anonymous Said,

    People are so ethnocentric, self-centered, and ignorant about the world. I can't believe someone asked the purpose of building a girls' school in a conservative Christian country where girls are second class citizens. Educate yourselves.


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