Madonna plans to build more schools in Malawi 

Getting comfortable The star could be seen in a unique ensemble of green tartan kilt and blouse with tights and tan boots

Getting comfortable The star could be seen in a unique ensemble of green tartan kilt and blouse with tights and tan boots

Laughs; Madonna could be seen joking with her young daughter Mercy James

Laughs; Madonna could be seen joking with her young daughter Mercy James

Charitable Madonna visited a school in the town of Kasungu, Malawi with son David Banda

Charitable Madonna visited a school in the town of Kasungu, Malawi with son David Banda

US pop diva Madonna through her  Raising Malawi has promised to give  Malawi children a gift of education as on Sunday she  visited two of the 10 schools Raising Malawi funded with partner buildOn.

Those 10 schools are educating more than 5600 students, half of them girls. Madonna is considering additional education projects in Malawi, but has not yet announced plans to build additional schools in Kasungu.

Madonna was accompanied by her adopted Malawian children – Mercy James and David Banda along with son Rocco Ritchie to see her charitable efforts.

She told school children: “Education is the future. The biggest gift I can give you is education.”

The singer laughed and mingled with children, happily sitting on the dusty ground next to them as part of the crowd.

Raising Malawi is partnering with the non-governmental organisation buildOn to develop the schools. BuildOn director Maurice Muchene, thanked Madonna for partnering with his organisation on the project, saying schools are” a great source of pride and joy and stand testimony to the accomplishments that communities can attain when they work together.”

It was not clear whether the project will involve the Kabbalah Centre. Madonna has practised Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism.

Kabbalah Centre is in no way involved with Raising Malawi.

Madonna has been visiting Malawi since 2006. She funds a number of orphanages and schools in the country.

On Thursday she helped open a new 50-bed pediatrics ward in the commercial capital, Blantyre, that she helped fund.

President Peter Mutharika hailed Madonna for her charity work in the poor southern African nation, saying “my government has always been grateful for the passion Madonna has for this country.”

Madonna lost favour with the previous government after cancelling the construction of a US$15 million (RM15.5 million) academy which was meant to offer 500 scholarships to girls from poor backgrounds.

The academy was mired in allegations of mismanagement and the project was replaced by plans to build schools in order to reach more children.

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66 thoughts on “Madonna plans to build more schools in Malawi ”

  1. Grant C says:

    Pls madona,never change ure mind,continue helping us we realy need help to the pipo lik u

  2. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    She teach girl children how to show off their boobs

  3. aheli moto says:

    bravo madona keep helping us

  4. Tiyenera kudzidalira pa ife tokha,mavuto athu ndionena kuti amene ali ndi ndrama ku malawi safuna kuti aziyendetsa ma company.mmalo mwake ma company akutsogoleredwa ndi akunja,chief director manager wakunja,gernaral manager wakunja.Exactive manager wakunja,financial manager wakunja,chief engeenia wakunja,akumalawi pa secretary,asistance field manager, washman,stores keeper,mmalo mwake akunja akutumiza ndrama zao kunja.kodi anthu akumalawi alibe ndrama kuti azikhala ndi maudindo mma company?nanga sanaphunzire?pitani ku Tanzania Boma lawo limapangana ndi onse obwera ndi ma company kuti udindo waukulu uzikhala ndi eni company koma wachiwiri uzikhala ndi waku Tanizaia.ife ngati si tisintha tizipempha kwa madanna mpaka chimaliziro cha malawi.anthu azititengera ana kuwapitisa kumene sitikudziwako kuti pa mbali pa xool akuphunzira chiyani?tiziphana ndi msonkho amalawi tokhatokha pamene chuma chathu chikupita ndi anthu akunja.Amalawi azikhaula ndi msonkho pamene akunja ali ndi ma company muno akulemera kwawo.pitani ku company ya Rubber ku nkhata-bay vizara mukaona kuti pa tsiku amapanga pafufupi 14 to 15 million pa day koma bwana wachikuda udindo wake wayambila pa asistance manager.ndrama za nkhani nkhani zikupita kunja.kumalawi ngati ndichoncho osauka azakhala osauka,opeza azakhala opeza,ndipo malawi azakhala mugodi opangila ndrama akunja nalemera.kamutsogo kamene amapereka a vizara ku boma palibe chilungamo.Boma likuyenera kuchitapo kafukufuku woyenera osati kutumiza anthu amene akapita amawapasa zamuthumba ndikusangalala ndi mabanja awo,pomwe malawi akulira ndi umphawi.tisiye kungopempha,ndikukhaulisana tokhatokha ndi misonkho pomwe akunja akulemera.

    1. Paul says:

      @Kanthunkako is it about Madona or muli ndi vuto lina lofuna thandizo. Coz wat U r saying is queit contrally ndi za Madona.kkkkkkkkk funny indeed.

  5. Kodi madonna yo mukudziwa zimene akuchita ndi anawo kusere konena kuti akuwa phunzitsa xool?koma umphawi ndi matenda,osauka alibe chisankhu makamaka ngati alibe Yesu.Aliyense ndifumu kwa osauka,kwa munthu osauka osaukanso Yesu,amalandila chilichotse,amatengedwa kulikonse,amalandila thandizo lililonse,amamveranso chilichonse.pamwamba poti madanna akuthandiza koma malawi achenjere si zaulere pansi pali dipo limene malawi apereke kwa madonna,izi zitengela amene ali ndi ditso la uzimu kudziwa.

  6. Okonda zinthu says:

    Naye mese james akungooneka ngati ali kumalawi konkuno. Anthu omuona aziti amaphunzira pa chisamba LEA. Aaaaa alimbuu kamphunoko apite naye ku surgery. komanso uyu David aaa kungokhala ngati sanasambe bwino bwino… AAAA atamawapaka polish anawa. apo bi angowagulira shine bright Vaseline azikaoneka bwino..

  7. Hoitty says:

    Mercy James mwana osamva nyengo za snow ndi stock margarine. Tsopano a Madonna kuzikutira choncho pagulu la anawo kutentha kumeneku chikhale chani? Kuopa ma germs?

    1. Peter Mathanyula Wakuba says:

      Hahahahahahahahah. Lol. I made the same observations as you (both on mercy James and on madonnas dress). Lmfao. You took the words right out of my mouth Hoitty

  8. Koma says:

    Tsopano david, osapesa tsitsi ngati bambo ako choncho? Anga uli kudambwe, tapangani za chi black american please!

  9. TAMUUZANI MADONAYO WATSAMIRA MWANA AKULIRA KUMBUYOKO INDE NDIFE OVUTIKA KOMABE APOPO WAWONJEZA

  10. Atujumile Oponyo Ritchie says:

    She withdrew her money after being suspicious of my embezzlement of funds from her initial project when she wanted to construct a girl’s school in Lumbadzi. I was then apointed PS number 4 at the Ministry of Education by my sister JB, of course that was out of my expertise not nepotism. But I told my sister that Madonna should nit step a foot again in Malawi. I and my colleagies at Raising Malawi unsuccessfully attempted to sue Madonna for firing us.
    Anways she can go ahead, its DPPs time andI wish her all the best. She has the last laugh.

  11. matako says:

    The problem Madonna had with JB had a lot to do with kick backs. JB wanted Madonna to use her sister as a representative of her charity organization in the country. As a result JB’s sister would be paid a hefty salary to make sure that Madonna’s charity was not taxed and also that it had a smooth sailing from beaucracy. It is very sad that corruption has taken over common sense in this country. From the president down the line they are all corrupt. I just hope that Madonna is stupid enough to think that things have changed. Peter has his ulterior motives for giving Madonna the status he did. I am sure there is a pay back in the piping some where . APM is so corrupt that he will not do anything even for his own country unless there is something for him. The fish rots from the head. APM is no different.

  12. sam says:

    Listen to the arrogance of beggars! Your own govrs for the last 50years havd disasters and always handing out the begging bowl for donors assistance in budgets. Mow the citizens have assumed that begging is a right and are making demands of the very FEW people who give a damn of this flea infested wasteland of lazinrss!! Asking lime stupid bureacratswhether she will donate blocks or scholls!!?? Even if she builds one block for one girl is better than nothing!? How many have each of u critics have built- didnt u rob her blind!??? Jesus wept!!!

  13. makito says:

    It seems Malawi is defined by the President in power. We have no identity or principles as a country. While JB might have overreacted and put personal issues at the expense of national interests, I do not think Madonna is a saint in the whole saga. To welcome her with unfettered freedom is being short sighted by the present government.

  14. Time says:

    Anawa koma sakundionekela bwino like last time. kapena ndi ine ndekha?

    1. Namu says:

      Inenso ndaona choncho. Awoneka ngati ali within Malawi. Komano sizikundidabwitsa kweni kweni ndimmene azungu alili. Chachikulu n’chakuti bola akupeza chakudya komanso kuti tsogolo la sukulu alinalo. Adzaoneka bwino m’tsogolo.

    2. Peter Mathanyula Wakuba says:

      I think she doesn’t want to change them too much by putting chemicals etc in their hair. It may be perceived as politically incorrect. Koma try googling these kids. Akakhala kunja they look more exotic. I think she deliberately makes them dress modestly when they’re here.

  15. Magetsi says:

    Kodi tidziwa kuti ana a Madonna amaphunzira Chichewa?

  16. COMMONER says:

    lets wait and see, talking is cheap.

  17. Glacianobwetubisitokomthanda says:

    Make your promises reality and we will appreciate your good works.

  18. Becks says:

    Before Madonna leaves this country, let Malawian ask her important questions. Osangogonekera khosi kumvera zimenezi. Here some questions, Please Madonna and Government come out clear on these:
    1) Are you planning to construct schools or classrooms? If these are schools, are these full primary schools or up to which class?
    2) What is the time frame of your project (give us the starting period and completion period)
    3) Who will be responsible to manage this project.? We want the name so that we are able to reach her or him

    Please humbly answer these questions before you leave Malawi. Thanks to you should you realize this dream

  19. Bob Mhango says:

    quite a good trick for adopting kids from nyasaland.

  20. CHENGOLOPIYO. says:

    KOMA A MALAWI NDIYE TAPEZELEREDWA KUMANGOTINAMIZA BASI. Koma sitiperekedwa nsembe?

  21. Dreamliner says:

    Mmmm school blocks and not schools and as others have observed she will use this to raise millions of dollars and only spend a fraction on this project. And can her charity show us the blocks built after abandoning the Academy project?

  22. Manjolo says:

    Let us learn from what Madonna is doing. We have a lot of orphans in our homes.We shouldn’t expect more Madonnas to come in the country to assist them.

  23. ndadabwa says:

    watch out madonna money for building schools will be diverted to mulakho wa alomwe events or to Getrude BEAM trust or bribing the nedia. komatu MULUNGU sagona. tikuonani komwe mutathere

  24. ndadabwa says:

    watch out madonna money for building schools will be diverted to mulakho wa alomwe events or to Getrude BEAM trust. komatu MULUNGU sagona

  25. chiwandira says:

    Nanga chimwana chili kumbuyocho chulira chani?kapena nkuseka.

  26. Vyachalo says:

    Madona,you are the real friend of Malawi. When are going to Northerners?

  27. max says:

    @ amfumu
    Because Madonna was not hapy with the running of her project by Joyce Banda’s sister. She smelt a rat long b4 the cashgaters were caught redhanded and pulled out b4 alot of funds were embezzled. Joyce never 4gave Madonna 4 protecting her own money which wz meant 4 the underpriveleged.

  28. ayatola says:

    Maybe am dumb, but the way Madonna is holding James’ hand in the picture is indicative of disgust and lack of true love. How can you hold someone’ hand without folding your fingers around his hand? But anyway, not my business i guess

    1. Peter Mathanyula Wakuba says:

      You’re reading too much into it bro. Madonna is very close to this David banda boy. Of all her children, real and adopted, he’s the most likely to carry on her legacy.

  29. koma says:

    How about she uses that money to renovate the schools we have already like universities…secondary n primary schools?

  30. Mwantani says:

    You mean 300 blocks or 300 schools?,please help me.

  31. kambwali says:

    Angofuna kuthawa msonkho kwawo. Anakanika kumanga paja analambula nde akamange 300 ? Asatinamizepo apa

  32. Wokaika says:

    Lets hope it will work this time.What made the last move a failure.

  33. Ngongoliwa says:

    ARE WE READY FOR THIS MOON? ARE THE PREVIOUS PLEDGES BEEN MET? IF SHE WILL, WHY NOT RENOVATE THE CONDEMNED SCHOOL BLOCKS? WE HAVE SO MANY OF THESE. ARE WE READY WITH TEACHING MATERIALS AND THE TEACHERS THEMSELVES?

    1. Thitherward Wendo says:

      Unfortunately, development projects need to be photogenic to get much support. You can take pictures of schools, but you can’t take pictures of skills, and more effective skills, rather than more school buildings, are what we need.

      We need to address two fundamental problems. Salary levels are inadequate to attract high-quality trainee teachers and teacher-training programs are inadequate to produce effective teachers.

      More buildings facilitate an increase in quantity; better teachers facilitate an increase in quality. We need both, but only one can be captured by the camera lens and used to attract more funding. Providing adequate training and incentives to teachers would require a long-term commitment to our education system. Sadly, such a long-term commitment is something that even successive governments have been unwilling to make.

  34. Havez al Sahalaaw says:

    Kodi key ali pakhosiyo wa room yomwe ija pa Chigwiri pompa? A Madonna key timamusiya pa Receiption.

  35. Ine says:

    Would the advisers of this diva please tell her that we have heard enough of her ‘good plans’ for the country. What we need now is tangible action on the ground! Let the publicity come after the projects have been implemented!

  36. henz says:

    We malawians we have become a loughingstock do not believe in everything these pple are promising . Eventually you will be disappointed while all your resources are gone. why he fails help her poor pple in the country she comes from? think about it.

  37. Jabulosi says:

    PLANS, PLANS ,PLANS UNTIL WHEN????? BY NOW WE SHOULD HAVE SEEN PROGRESS!!! SWEET TALK OR WHAT????????

  38. Sikusinja ndi Gwenembe says:

    Pajadi Madonna doesnt differentiate between school blocks and schools. This is where Ministry of education should get clarification from her on exactly what she means because on paper this looks good and out there she will be doing charity fundraisers in the name of Malawi. If she means schools, question is where, how big, is it primary or secondary, does it include teachers houses, are these day schools or boarding schools inclusive, Osamangobwebweta. We shouldnt be celebrating vague statements. And how long is it going to take for her and build on to do that.

  39. Achimidzimidzi says:

    You all have enternet. Please google kabbalah worship and Madonna satanist to see what Madonna does. I hope adults know why she is interested in children.

    People have eyes but can’t see.

  40. Bantu says:

    This woman loves Malawi

  41. Mulopwana Wa Mamwene says:

    She will indeed eat money of donors and at the end of the day she will build few school blocks. Malawi take care and watch carefully

  42. cheleo says:

    Madonna you are great. why don’t other people copy from what Madonna is doing. She knows how to spend her monies. Ma dollawo muzawasiya mutamwalira. Ask your friends. I don’t need to mention their names. But they died without leaving a name.

  43. Wanex banda says:

    Bola asadzasiyile panjira

  44. chizakulamba says:

    whether she will make millions over this deal is non of our concern provided she give us the schools

  45. Old APM says:

    Now donors are returning to Malawi. Or in local language, madona athu ayamba kutithandiza, koma zoseketsa umphawi ku Malawi, nokha kulephera kumanga ma school blocks, cash gate specialists.

  46. abiti says:

    I really also wonder why JB our former president had problems with Maddona can someone shed more light on why. otherwise i dont see anything wrong with her initiatives, no politics, no forcing us into Kabbalaism, just education, schools, hospitals, kaya mwina kumapetoku tiona

  47. Alufeyo says:

    Madonna really believes we are imbeciles. She wont build a single school she is just using Mw to raise funds for herself. I dont blame her i also could have done the same knowing that you are dealing with fools.

  48. Lara B says:

    She might as well just adopt us all Malawians, koma hairs ya mfanayo bwanji? akufunika barber wa pa bwandiro amujudule.

  49. Joseph Pakhosi says:

    That’s good move Mr President Munthalika keep it up.

  50. Ulaha Observer says:

    JB where did u mis her?

  51. hfty says:

    School blocks indeed!! Hey material girl you always announce plans to build schools in tiny impoverished land locked Malawi – when will your plans actually materialize? and it seems the media are more interested in Madonna the person than in how she is. Ripping off a whole country. and the current government just loves the whole circus because they want to rubit in Joyce’s. Face g

  52. MKWAPU says:

    SHE WILL MAKE MILLIONS OVER THIS DEAL FROM DONORS

    1. DRAKE says:

      Have you got the evidence, kuzolowera kuba eti

    2. ujeni says:

      Madonna is a billionaire, i pressume you never heard of her before until she landed for adoption. She doesnt need a third world country to make money.

      1. Patriot says:

        Billionaire my ass! lol. Mudakati Bill Gates bola

  53. amfumu says:

    500 schools? I wonder why JB had a problem with her.

  54. Chalo says:

    You mean school blocks???

    1. Turpsy says:

      I think they are mistaken….it must be blocks….but school?…akunama

    2. Bodza la n'nanu says:

      Blocks for sure…

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