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  • Girls in Malawi will get a school

    Madonna's charitable organization—Raising Malawi—just broke ground on the construction of the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls in the city of Lilongwe. To mark the start of this energetic project, Madonna planted a Moringa tree.

    From Raising Malawi . . .

    "The Raising Malawi Academy for Girls campus will include a Library and Administration building, Dining Hall, Gymnasium, Wellness Center, Sports Field, 30 Classrooms, 12 Dormitories and 18 Staff Houses on a 46 hectare site. Our design concept for the Academy will utilize cutting edge environmental analysis with appropriate technologies to achieve sustainability goals such as passive ventilation, and natural light. Most construction materials are sourced locally, such as Hydraform bricks, made from soil on site, avoiding the use of burned bricks which have been largely responsible for wide spread deforestation in Malawi."