Madonna concluded her visit to Malawi this week at Consol Homes Orphan Care Center in Namitete. Raising Malawi, a nonprofit organization founded by Madonna, has supported Consol Homes for more than five years, including the recent construction of a power grid that provides electricity at the orphan care center for the first time. Consol Homes supports orphans, vulnerable children and their caregivers through more than 100 childcare centers serving more than 30,000 individuals.
Earlier in the week, Madonna visited two of the 10 schools funded by Raising Malawi and constructed by partner buildOn. The schools are currently supporting more than 4,800 children in Kasungu Province. She also visited long-standing Raising Malawi grantees Crisis Nursery and Home of Hope, community-based organizations that provide critical support to orphans in Malawi.
Additionally, Madonna visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre and met with Dr. Eric Borgstein, one of the only pediatric surgeons in Malawi, and one of his pediatric surgery trainees, both of whom are supported by Raising Malawi.
'I am so grateful to the people of Malawi for their hospitality towards me and my family during our time here,' Madonna said. I am proud of the programs we support here to assist orphans and vulnerable children, and look forward to continuing to provide them with the resources they need to thrive.'
In addition to her work in Malawi, Madonna will continue to expand her philanthropy worldwide. On 3 April 2013, it was announced that she will auction a painting from her personal collection to support girls' education in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries. The painting is expected to raise $5 to $7 million.
Madonna Concludes Her Visit To Africa
April 05, 2013
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You are such an amazing person and an inspiration, and am so proud to be a big fan of yours.Keep up the good work. Love you always.XX
It is such a wonderful thing that you are doing for this country , i am full off admiration for you, very proud and yes feeled with emotion as what you are doing makes such a difference to the world of the lifes you touch. I send you my heartfelt thanks, I admire you so much. You are and will always be My Number 1 and "THE QUEEN " LOVE ME
It's so great you take time off to go visit and share with the people who need you most. Thank you for sharing it with us and for doing what you do. That's the reason why we love you so much...
I LOVE You!!! I LOVE You!!! I LOVE You!!! I LOVE You!!! I LOVE You MADONNA!!!
Madonna is a great person in showing concern for less fortunate people...Come home safe, M....Thanks for helping others..
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All these good deeds, this woman is angel of peace, a messenger of love. She's not just the Queen of Music, she's the Queen of Humane People.
That's why I admire her so much
You are such an inspiration with the support you are showing to Malawi and other impoverished countries. Proud to be a fan! Have a good journey back home xx
HELPING PEOPLE IS ON OF THE MOSRT IMPORTANT THINGS EVERYONE CAN DO. MADONNA DOES IT AND I AM REALLY PROUD OF IT! I LOVE YOU MADONNA!!!
i am proud of all the things you continue to do for Malawi and thank you for sharing your trip with us.
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