Pop superstar Madonna revealed she intends to open an orphanage in Malawi. The singer, who has two children adopted from the African country (David, 5, and Mercy, 6), wants to redouble her efforts to aid orphaned children by opening a new centre as well as giving financial support to current ones.
“My short term goals are to build an orphan care center that will service and reach at least 1,000 children and I’m also actively involved in funding several orphanages that already exist,” Madonna said.
However, her aspirations for the country were interrupted earlier this year after her plans to build a school for girls were “discontinued”.
The singer admitted she was “frustrated” at the development in this country because of the lack of education there. “There is a real education crisis in Malawi, 67 per cent of girls don’t go to secondary school,” she said. “Our team is going to work hard to address this in every way we can.”