by Michael dEstries
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Not content with helping a few hundred impoverished girls receive secondary education through her Raising Malawi School for Girls, Madonna today announced that she is expanding her original vision to include thousands.

“My original vision is now on a much bigger scale,” she said. “I want to reach thousands not hundreds of girls. I want to do more and I want to do it better.” The 52-year-old added that a number of changes and additions in management will be happening with the charity — both in the U.S. and 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.”

In addition to funding six separate orphanages in the area (which help 25,000 children), Madonna last April laid the first brick in the foundation of the new $15 million Malawi girl’s school called Raising Malawi Academy for Girls in Lilongwe. Obviously, she’s inspired by how much good this school can do and is seeking to replicate its success on a much larger scale.

“I remain deeply committed and am more passionate than ever about helping the children of Malawi – especially the girls,” she said in the release. “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.”

Amazing — and we wish her nothing but luck in getting more schools for children in need built throughout the region. To learn more about her charity, jump here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Will in Malawi

    Madonna has not built a school in Malawi – this is all a big lie. I live nearby the site in the country and since she turfed people off their land and then came over for the groundbreaking ceremony, nothing has been built. I cannot believe Madonna is saying all this stuff when it is blatantly untrue!