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Madonna continues to do good things for the place that gave her two of her children. The singer returned to Malawi to help commence the building of a new girls' school.
"It is with tremendous joy that I return to Malawi to lay the first brick in the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls," she writes in a blog post for Raising Malawi. "By educating girls, we will rebuild this community and raise this nation."
The new school will provide an education to 450 girls and hopes to be a prototype for more to come. Classes will include arts as well as academics, with the ladies getting schooled in music, art and dance.
"We will stop the brain drain happening in so many African nations," Madonna wrote. "Having seen the determination in the eyes of these children, I know they have the strength to save Malawi—they just need to be given the tools."
She concludes, "It is with hope for a bright future that I am here. Tomorrow, the brick I will lay is not just the bedrock to a school—it is the foundation for our shared future."
The Material Mom adopted daughter Mercy, 4, in June 2009 and son David, 5, in 2008 from the South African country.
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