Helping Hand

Madonna to Open Malawi School

Madonna reportedly returned to Malawi on Sunday to work on the girls’ school she is building in the impoverished country, where she adopted two children last year. The celebrated pop star is planning to take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for her new educational institution on Monday, according to an official for Madonna's charity, Raising Malawi. The school will serve young girls in need living in the outskirts of the country’s capital, similar to Oprah Winfrey’s school in South Africa. During her visit, Madonna will also meet with President Bingu wa Mutharika and stop at some orphanages that her charity supports. Raising Malawi, founded in 2006 when she first visited the underprivileged nation, helps to feed, educate, and provide medical care for Malawi orphans. The queen of the music industry is reportedly accompanied by her four children—adopted and Malawi-born daughter Mercy, 3, and son David, 4, as well as her biological 13-year-old daughter Lourdes and 9-year-old son Rocco.