Madonna Builds School in Africa

Super star Madonna returned to Malawi, the impoverished southern African nation from which she adopted two children. Find out what the Material Girl is planning next.

Mega-star Madonna returned Malawi today for a very important cause, according to The 51-year-old pop icon plans to help break ground in Malawi for a school she is building in the impoverished southern African nation, from which she adopted two children. The school -- Raising Malawi Academy for Girls -- will focus on empowering women to become leaders, the singer said on a Web site run by her. It will be built in the capital, Lilongwe.

The singer has been involved with Malawi for several years and made a documentary, "I Am Because We Are," to highlight poverty, AIDS and other diseases devastating children in the country. She also co-founded the nonprofit Raising Malawi, which helps feed, educate and provide medical care for the needy.--BB

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