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Madonna builds ten schools in Malawi

Published on Dec 29, 2012 9:58 PM
 
Madonna visits the social project Afro-Reggae at the Vigario Geral shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Dec 7, 2012. Madonna has built 10 primary schools in Malawi this year, her charity announced Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AFP) - Former Material Girl Madonna has built 10 primary schools in Malawi this year, her charity announced Friday.

Two years after abandoning a US$15 million (S$18 million) girls academy, the pop diva said projects this year would educate 4,871 children in the tiny southern African country.

The projects were carried out by her charity Raising Malawi and the global non-profit buildOn.

"I am overjoyed that my commitment along with buildOn's to help educate the children of Malawi has come to fruition," Madonna said in a statement issued by her charity.

 
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