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Madonna announces completion of 10 schools in Malawi in partnership with BuildOn

(NEW YORK, December 27, 2012) — As part of Madonna’s ongoing commitment to support orphans and vulnerable children in poverty stricken Malawi, ten primary schools have been completed that will serve to educate 4,871 children. These schools are located in rural villages across Malawi and are a result of the partnership between Madonna, her charity Raising Malawi and the global nonprofit buildOn. The ten schools, which were scheduled to be built over 18 months, have been completed six months ahead of schedule. Six of the schools are already in use and all ten will be up and running in January 2013 for the first day of school in the New Year.

The project was originally announced early this year as a major initiative of Raising Malawi, which has already provided millions of dollars in support of orphanages, a network of orphan care service providers, health clinics, a scholarship program for girls, and the schools with buildOn.
The location for each school was chosen from a list of communities in need of new infrastructure. The Ministry of Education Office in the Kasungu District was an important partner, providing both the teachers and curriculum after each school was completed.

“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,” commented Madonna.

Consistently ranked among the world’s 20 least developed countries on the UN’s Human Development Index, Malawi has long been challenged by economic stagnation and a lack of access to education. With support from Madonna and Raising Malawi, buildOn was able double the reach of its school construction program within a year.

“Madonna’s commitment to the children of Malawi is inspiring,” said Jim Ziolkowski, founder and CEO of buildOn. “Through Raising Malawi’s support we were able to build 10 schools that will educate literally generations of children who need it the most.”

Raising malawi / BuildOn Madonna scools
Raising malawi / BuildOn Madonna scools

About Raising Malawi
Raising Malawi was founded in 2006 to bring an end to the extreme poverty and hardship endured by Malawi’s 1 million orphans and vulnerable children. Raising Malawi supports community-based organizations that provide these children and their caregivers with critical resources including food, clothing, shelter, education, medical care, and psychosocial support.

About buildOn
buildOn is a non-governmental organization that is breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Since 1991, buildOn has brought literacy to girls and boys and their parents and grandparents, in developing countries around the world. In the U.S., buildOn’s afterschool service programs mobilize urban teens to lift up their communities through intensive local service and change the world and by building schools in some of the poorest countries on the planet. To date, buildOn has constructed 500 schools worldwide, including 73 schools in villages in Malawi.

To learn more about their current project and donate visit:

Thanks to buildOn

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  • yaoimx

    Great Holiday news! congrats to Madonna and everyone in Malawi!

  • pg

    congrats to madonna it go that she invest her money insomething that can benifit some body life dont for get madonna other investmement her hard candy gyms that employed tousands of people across the world

  • rabbitbunny

    That she is! Madonna Forever!

  • K

    Good news. At least Madonna makes the efforts, and the whiners are not. All they do is just sit around, complain and dismiss the effort of those who actually do something.

    Even the queens cannot carry all the burdens on their own. Their wealth is simply not enough to solve all the problems. But if everybody, every individual, every organization, every company, every government give and do something a lot of positive things can happen. You don’t have to jump on every bandwagon. Just begin with looking around in your own community and also keep touch with some far away communities.

    The world never was/ never is / never will be a perfect place. It is a testing ground for all of us. We are all being tested. So come on get up do somthing, Dance, Sing, Do your thing and do some good deeds for others at the same time.


  • Miss MDNA

    Can you please Oscar Hamptonshire just shut up? Everytime you comment, it is always irritating. We don’t know what ‘English’ are you using. Or it is way more better for you to comment in language that you know or familiar, so we don’t mind or bother to read. *Peace*

    • Oscar Hamptonshire

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      • Guest

        You need to write in better English, so one can understand what you are on about. It’s too fragmented.

      • Oscar Hamptonshire

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  • day4night

    MDNA ist the Ultimate Charity Dominatrix

  • Oscar Hamptonshire

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      terrible translation

      • fred

        INDEED !!!

      • Oscar Hamptonshire

        Apparently, you read my critical. Rendering thank you so
        much indeed. Proficient English since 5 language understand. Purpose and content not media hype. Subject matters not my problem. Your limited minded!!!

      • Roadwork

        I like reading your script, I think its brillant however subjective it is. Dont preach to Madonna on what, when, where or how she uses her money however well intentioned you are. Your observations may come across as shallow.

      • Oscar Hamptonshire

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      • Roadwork

        Like I said, I think your brillant, Ive never read anyone like you, however, I recognize satire and sarcam really easily, so your approach makes me very deffensive.

      • cory taylor

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      • cory taylor

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        wasting those seeing the light. Which bright your lazy troll. Whom, needs seriously find themselves!
        Roadwork pull yourself over do rehaul! Dumb B!

    • K

      You can’t break iron with single handedly. Even Madonna cannot do that. Now whichever way you look at it, some positive constructive work has been done. One step at a time, one stone at a time few children at a time.

      And what have you done lately??????

      • Oscar Hamptonshire

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    • Candy Reid

      What is it are you doing to better anything or anyone in the world? You should worry more about what you do that betters anyone if at all..

      • Oscar Hamptonshire

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        always financially. Assist including fashion designer.
        Marc Jacobs once again thanks for. Reading my comments Candy struggle. Ahead ready to fight for equality. Madonna tour ended use your acclaim. Assist
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      • Candy Reid

        Use your own mentality and “assist others, not the verbalization without merit”… I mean, if you can dish it, you should already be eating it or at least be prepared to eat it as someone like, let’s say me, trident feeds it to you.. LMAO!



    • I tow the line

      Totally agree!!! She is such a role model! She has a wonderful work ethic and even after an established illustrious career, she continues to push her boundaries to learn, create, and be the best version of herself she possibly can. Madonna: You’re my superstar/ooh la la/love the way that you are!

  • I tow the line

    Great news! After several problems, finally Madonna’s efforts in Malawi are somehow paying off.

  • rabbitbunny

    Madonna-a brilliant lady with grace, class and brilliance! M-D-N-A!