Madonna plans to improve Malawi charity school

Last Updated: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 09:53

London: Singer Madonna has announced plans to expand the girls` school she opened in Malawi in a bid to provide more children in the African country with quality education.

The superstar opened the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls last year but revealed she`s already in the process of "implementing several changes" to improve it.

"My original vision is now on a much bigger scale. I want to reach thousands not hundreds of girls. I want to do more and I want to do it better," contactmusic.com quoted a statement from Madonna as saying.

"I remain deeply committed and am more passionate than ever about helping the children of Malawi - especially the girls. In a country where only 33 percent of Malawian girls attend secondary school, I realise that the plans we had in place for the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls simply would not serve enough children."

The singer has plans to build more schools and vows to continue with her involvement.

"This is a larger challenge than I thought, but I welcome it. We are focused on an approach which builds schools within communities across the country," she said.

"We are currently determining the size, location, staffing and curriculum of the schools. I will continue to monitor the process of reaching these goals here and through my ongoing visits to Malawi," she said.

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First Published: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 09:53

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