Madonna Feels "Close Connection" to Malawian Orphans

April 6, 2010 By:
Madonna Feels

Madonna is currently in Malawi with her four children, two of which are from the African nation.

Madonna reveals that she has a very strong connection to Malawian orphans and she is excited to help young women with the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls school.

Madonna wrote a blog discussing her plans for the school and the future of Malawi.

Madonna Arrives in Malawi for Charity Tour

Read the blog below:

“On my first visit to Malawi, I was devastated to meet child after child who had been orphaned by AIDS. Having lost my mother at such a young age, I felt a close connection to these children. Their stories had touched my own.

In a country of 14 million, a staggering one million children have been left alone with the responsibility of raising each other. I returned home knowing the future of Malawi was resting on the shoulders of these orphaned children, and I had to act.

So it is with tremendous joy that I return to Malawi to lay the first brick in the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls. By educating girls we will rebuild this community and raise this nation.

It is with hope for a bright future that I am here. Tomorrow the brick I will lay is not just the bedrock to a school – it is the foundation for our shared future.”