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Madonna And Family Arrive In Malawi
April 7, 2010 – Madonna and family arrive in Malawi for a week-long charity tour and to reunite her adopted children with their birth families. The Material Girl said on her official web site:
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. 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.
Watch footage from her press conference via the Associated Press and a Raising Malawi video offering a tour of the orphanage in Namitete which she helped fund below.
Madonna Visiting Malawi This Week
April 5, 2010 – Madonna and her family are scheduled to travel to Malawi this week to visit several important projects for orphans and vulnerable children that she and Raising Malawi have been working on since 2006.
The Material Girl is set to visit the Millennium Village, which she supports along with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, one of the world’s leading economists. “I look forward to seeing the amazing progress being made in that community as well as several other projects that are currently underway including the creation of a Girl’s Academy,” Madonna said in a press release. “I’m hugely excited to be joining Dr. Sachs and Hans Vestberg, the CEO of Ericsson, to launch a new campaign for worldwide access to education using mobile technology.” A formal announcement regarding the campaign will be made on Tuesday in Malawi. For further information on Raising Malawi, go to raisingmalawi.org.
Madonna’s Adopted Kids Visiting Malawi For A Family Reunion
March 28, 2010 – Madonna will be taking her adopted children back to Malawi next week, where Mercy will meet her birth family while David will visit with his natural father. “She promised to take them back to their homeland. She sees it as vital they understand their roots,” a source told The Sun. “Mercy’s meeting with her family will be particularly emotional as it’s the first time she’s seen them since last summer.” The story at thesun.co.uk has since been removed.
Madonna ‘Ray Of Light’ Live Video
March 25, 2010 – Madonna is set to release her ‘Sticky & Sweet Tour’ CD/DVD and Blu Ray worldwide over the next 2 weeks, and her ‘Ray of Light’ performance from the live release is available via Yahoo! Music below. The concert footage is taken from Madge’s show at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the 2008 leg of the record-breaking Sticky & Sweet Tour.