Madonna is a True Blue philanthropist!
The enduring diva is giving back, focusing on the most important need the entire world has- education!
And now, thousands of children in the impoverished country of Malawi can thank their Lucky Star for ten brand new schools!
Not only has Madonna helped to build these schools through her charity Raising Malawi and a partnership with global nonprofit buildOn- she did it six months ahead of schedule! She says:
"I am overjoyed that my commitment along with buildOn's to help educate the children of Malawi has come to fruition. 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."
Ch-ch-check out the pics (below) to see just a few of the children enjoying their new schools!
Of course, Madonna didn't build the schools on her own. Sure, her arms may be strong enough, but she's a busy woman! LOLz!
No, she couldn't have done it without buildOn! Founder and CEO Jim Ziolkowski says:
"Madonna's commitment to the children of Malawi is inspiring. Through Raising Malawi's support we were able to build 10 schools that will educate literally generations of children who need it the most."
Way to go, gurl! We're going to have to start calling you Merit Madge! Ooh, no, wait- Madge of Honor! LOLz!
[Image via WENN.]
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