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    Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:18:56

    Madonna Moving Ahead With Plans to Open Schools in Malawi - She plans to build 10 education facilities

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    Madonna is still planning to erect 10 schools in Malawi. Madge has adopted two children - son David and daughter Mercy- from the African region.

    However, even though she has these amazing plans, Madonna's Raising Malawi foundation was marred by some bad press when the proposals to build a girls' school in the African nation collapsed amid allegations of financial problems.

    According to WENN, the girl's school project was ditched and Madonna dissolved the charity's board of directors. Now, Raising Malawi will fund the construction work, but the schools will be run by the local community.

    Construction is set to begin in March.

    A statement from Madonna read as follows: "This remains a very big priority in my life and I am excited that with the help of buildOn we can maintain our ongoing commitment to move forward efficiently… I have learned a great deal over the last few years and feel so much more confident that we can reach our goals to educate children in Malawi, especially young girls, in a much more efficient and practical way."

    What do you think of Madonna's efforts in Malawi?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    02.01.12



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