Madonna on Her Academy for Girls in Malawi
The singer writes that she is happy to “lay the first brick” of her Raising Malawi Academy for Girls school in Malawi.
As a guest writer for the Huffington Post, Madonna shared her excitement and happiness about the construction of her new school for young girls in Africa, Raising Malawi Academy for Girls.
She was inspired to build the school after seeing all of the orphaned children in Malawi whose parents had died of AIDS. Left to fend for themselves, Madonna believes the young girls are the key to the community’s survival.
“Our academy will educate, protect, and empower 450 young girls who are Malawi’s hope for the future. We will stop the brain drain happening in so many African nations – our students will receive an internationally competitive education while incorporating local values.
As an artist, I know the transformative power of art. Malawi’s culture will be preserved and passed on through the teaching of music, art, and dance in our academy. Once instilled with pride in their homeland, young women will understand the importance of remaining in Malawi and investing in their own communities.”
Today, Madonna is in Malawi to lay the first brick for the school. (Huffington Post)