Madonna Discusses The Future Of Raising Malawi

January 11, 2011

Madonna, whose Raising Malawi charity has made substantial  inroads helping  over a million children orphaned from the AIDS epidemic in that African nation, is stepping up the pace considerably on all fronts – especially in regard to her plans for building the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls. 

Madonna issued the following statement this morning to the Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com)

“I remain deeply committed and am more passionate than ever about helping the children of Malawi - especially  the girls. In a country where only 33% of Malawian girls attend secondary school, I realize that the plans we had in place for the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls simply would not serve enough children.  My original vision is now on a much bigger scale. I want to reach thousands not hundreds of girls.  I want to do more and I want to do it better. While I am  grateful to all the people who have given me guidance and support up until now,  we are in the process of implementing several changes and additions to the management of Raising Malawi in both the US and Malawi. I am also working with Trevor Neilson and his team at Global Philanthropy Group to shift the strategies that we had in place so that we can accomplish our goals with more efficiency as we continue to consult with our government partners in Malawi.  This is a larger challenge than I thought, but I welcome it.  We are focused on an approach which builds schools within communities across the country.  We are currently determining the size, location, staffing and curriculum of the schools.  I will continue to monitor the process of reaching these goals here and through my ongoing visits to Malawi.”

Neilson, whose company Global Philanthropy Group advises some of the world's leading philanthropists, was positive about the shift in strategy. "Raising Malawi's new community-based approach will provide the opportunity for many more girls to receive a quality education. We are focused on ensuring the most efficient implementation of this new strategy in collaboration with Raising Malawi's partners on the ground." Neilson also noted the many achievements of Raising Malawi including the construction of a model orphan care center in partnership with Malawi's largest community-based organization as well as assistance to thousands of HIV+ children and caregivers through life saving medical treatments and daily nutritious meals and nutrition supplements. Additional programming has also provided thousands of children and caregivers in the south of the country with access to clean water through the implementation of piped safe water and the construction of new boreholes.

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whore
26 January, 2011
idea
i know about a million gay people that would adopt them
btp15
26 January, 2011
My Princess Madonna
Fan of yours for two decades. How may I help you in Africa? There is nothing for me in America. Bruce
mrsmessy
13 January, 2011
Wow
It sounds like a long ardous job getting your academy up and going...in the right directions.....nothing is easy as they say but I commend you Madonna for helping change the world a person at a time....and I have heard some girls who turned into women talk of their struggles and how they came through and became doctors, teachers ect...with help from people like you.....strong minds.....can acheive the greatest things....lets all have faith in Raising Malawi.... this project is much bigger than i could even imagine.....so I have faith that the right people will pull it all together.....what more can i say......keep up the good work.
Inspired25yr
13 January, 2011
raising Malawi's
this is great fantastic the help and support you offer to these people is brilliant and the fact that you realised your oringinal plans needed admending before work commence just shows your compassion , care and support , once again Madonna i wish you well with this and all that you do
sonyahardy
12 January, 2011
Inspired!
Madonna, Keep up this great work! It is truly amazing and inspiring on many levels! If everyone helps out in any way theycan the world will truly be a better place!
hardvogue
12 January, 2011
I am very happy with their attitude
I am very happy with their attitude Madonna .. you can count on my help ... to help you out ok ... I do not have much to offer, plus I can work with you together on the project su helping people who are suffering ... can count on my help and my love for Raising Malawi ..... kisses tonny
MQ
12 January, 2011
So Good!!!
Good luck MADGE.You are gonna need it.God bless YOU.
LaIslaMaria
11 January, 2011
Raising Malawi
Great news MADONNA ! always inspired to read your loving & caring commitment's to Malawi. Your visions growth will be a blessing to so many more children. keep Raising Malawi-you have my support !
ultrabri
11 January, 2011
yes
in so few words i am amazed, by madonna!
ramin
11 January, 2011
very goood
the beast single
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