Madonna starts Malawi charity tour
Published 05/04/2010 | 12:16
Madonna has arrived in Malawi ahead of her week-long charity tour.
According to an official programme released by the pop star's charity, Raising Malawi, she is scheduled to visit the Millennium Village, a United Nations initiative in the central border district west of Lilongwe.
Madonna will be joined by economist Jeffrey Sachs, a development affairs expert and mentor of the initiative.
She will lay the first brick of her Raising Malawi Academy for Girls, signalling the official commencement of construction of the 15 million dollar academy, set to open in 2011.
Madonna has pumped millions into the impoverished southern African country and become very active in charitable efforts; she has also adopted two children from Malawi.