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Madonna lays brick for new African girls' academy

  FILE - In this file photo taken  Oct. 26, 2009 US pop star Madonna greets children at the ground  breaking ceremony for the Raising Malawi Academy f...
 U.S. pop star Madonna, right, eats ground nuts with her adopted daughter Mercy, bottom left, who speaks with an unidentified person while they visit ...
 U.S. pop star Madonna, left, operates a water pump whilst her adopted daughter Mercy, centre, observes the bucket being filled and her daughter Lourd...

Madonna Malawi

FILE - In this file photo taken Oct. 26, 2009 US pop star Madonna greets children at the ground breaking ceremony for the Raising Malawi Academy f...

MALAWI MADONNA

U.S. pop star Madonna, right, eats ground nuts with her adopted daughter Mercy, bottom left, who speaks with an unidentified person while they visit ...

MALAWI MADONNA

U.S. pop star Madonna, left, operates a water pump whilst her adopted daughter Mercy, centre, observes the bucket being filled and her daughter Lourd...

Madonna has put down first brick of her new girls' academy outside Malawi's capital.
Madonna laid the brick with the inscription "DARE TO DREAM" on Tuesday. The pop star said it has long been her dream to build a girls' school.
The $15 million Raising Malawi Academy for Girls is scheduled to open in 2011, and will assist 500 orphaned children.
Daughters Lourdes and Mercy accompanied the pop diva to Tuesday's ceremony.
Madonna arrived in Malawi on Monday for a weeklong charity tour to inspect projects she established since her first visit in 2006.
Madonna has adopted two Malawian children, David Banda and Mercy Chifundo James, both four. She also funds six Malawian orphanages, which feed, clothe and educate some 25,000 orphans.


Updated : 2021-03-05 22:46 GMT+08:00