Madonna and her two daughters – Mercy, 4, and Lourdes, 13 – attended the first brick laying of the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls on Tuesday (April 6) in Gumulira, Malawi.
In a statement released to Celebrity Baby Scoop, Millennium Promise CEO John W. McArthur commented on Madonna’s efforts.
In the space of just a few years, Gumulira has made major gains in food security, health services, education, and income-generation. We are incredibly grateful to Madonna and Raising Malawi for their partnership in making this progress possible, and their broader leadership in helping to highlight the dramatic and rapid inroads that can be made against extreme poverty.”
The mother-of-four laid the brick with the inscription “DARE TO DREAM” and said it has long been her dream to build a girls’ school. The academy is scheduled to open in 2011 and will assist 500 orphaned children.View Slideshow »»