Pop star Madonna has marked the start of construction at the girls school she is building in Chinkhota village, outside the Malawi capital of Lilongwe. The 15 million dollar project will be completed in two years. The 51-year-old cut a ribbon and planted a tree at the groundbreaking ceremony at the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls. She adopted two of children from Malawi, David, 4, and Mercy, 3, were also present at the event.
Madonna is putting her money where her heart is! People can say it's for publicity, but the end result is what truly matters, helping to education the less fortunate, especially, girls!
“I realized how much [children] deserve to be educated and so, for me, the best thing I could do was to build a school, a unique school that will create future female leaders, scientists, lawyers, doctors and if this school is successful it will be used as a model to replicate it in other countries,” says Madonna.
This beautiful "material girl" has rolled with the punches, passing music trends, publicized relationships, legions of fans still worship her with top grossing concert tours, not bad as far as music icons and superstars go!