Madonna Building Schools In Malawi
December 28, 2012 at 7:27 AM (PT)
MADONNA's ongoing commitment to support orphans and vulnerable children in poverty-stricken MALAWI has led to the construction of 10 primary schools located in rural villages across the country. The effort is a result of the partnership between MADONNA, her charity, RAISING MALAWI, and the global nonprofit BUILDON. which will serve to educate 4,871 children.
The 10 schools have been completed six months ahead of schedule. Six of the schools are already in use and all 10 will be up and running in JANUARY 2013 for the first day of school in the New Year.
"I am overjoyed that my commitment along with BUILDON's to help educate the children of MALAWI has come to fruition," MADONNA said. " In a country where girls have little opportunity for education, it's additionally inspiring to know that more than half the students attending will be young girls. The fact that more than 4,800 children in MALAWI will get to go to school next year is a tremendous step forward for their individual growth and the growth of MALAWI."
"MADONNA's commitment to the children of MALAWI is inspiring," BUILDON Founder/CEO JIM ZIOLKOWSKI said. "Through RAISING MALAWI's support, we were able to build 10 schools that will educate literally generations of children who need it the most."