Madonna’s ground-breaking Malawi visit

Madonna returns to Malawi to launch girls' school

Madonna made a ground-breaking trip to Malawi this week – quite literally – as she grabbed a spade to mark the beginning of construction on a new school for girls.

The Material Girl was the guest of honour as she laid the first foundation stone for the £9 million academy, which she is funding through her Raising Malawi charity.

And though suitably conservative, in a demure black dress and patterned shawl, there was still a hint of her ever-daring sartorial sense, as she hit the dirt in tie-up stiletto heels.

 Madonna in Malawi, Celebrity News, Celebrity Photos

Speaking at the event, she commented: ‘Growing up in a privileged life, I took education for granted, but coming to Malawi has taught me a lot of things and I have learnt to appreciate what life gives.’

‘People always ask me, “Why did you choose Malawi?” But I have always said: “Malawi chose me.”‘

Madonna in Malawi, Celebrity News, Celebrity Photos

The superstar is in Africa with all four of her children, Lourdes, Rocco, David and Mercy.

The trip marks the first return to Malawi for four-year-old Mercy, who was adopted earlier this year, while David was adopted from the country back in 2008.


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