Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Madonna to build girls' school in Malawi

  1. #1
    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    59,913

    Default Madonna to build girls' school in Malawi



    LILONGWE (Reuters) - U.S. pop diva Madonna plans to start building a multi-million-dollar girls' school in Malawi for underprivileged children this year, her local lawyer said on Wednesday.
    "A task force of four prominent Malawians has already been formed to head the project which will be on the scale of what Oprah Winfrey has in South Africa," Madonna's lawyer Alan Chinula told Reuters.
    "It is a multi-million dollar project and we will get the real costs in the next two weeks."
    Billionaire U.S. television magnate Winfrey has built a $40 million all-girl leadership academy in South Africa which boasts state-of-the-art facilities including laboratories, a yoga studio and beauty salon.
    Malawi's High Court is expected to approve Madonna's bid to adopt two-year-old Malawian David Banda on Thursday. Malawi's government and David's father -- his only surviving parent -- have endorsed the adoption.
    Madonna will not attend the final court ruling on her adoption bid because she is busy with other engagements, Chinula said on Tuesday.
    The adoption has been controversial, with critics accusing the government of skirting laws that ban non-residents from adopting children in Malawi, which has been ravaged by an AIDS epidemic that has produced more than one million orphans.

    Madonna to build girls' school in Malawi: lawyer | Entertainment | Reuters

  2. #2
    Elite Member NicoleWasHere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    kcmo
    Posts
    14,472

    Default

    Girl, you ain't Opera.

  3. #3
    Elite Member suede's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    4,580

    Default

    Huh first it was International adoption now it's girl's schools.
    He who knows does not speak.
    He who speaks does not know.
    Lao-tzu

  4. #4
    Elite Member AgentOrange's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Wonderstruck
    Posts
    6,947

    Default

    Doesn't she have any original ideas?

  5. #5
    Elite Member LynnieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    34,698

    Default

    Mighty kind of Madge. And so 2007 hello?

  6. #6
    Elite Member aabbcc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Watching the sun set over Lake Superior.
    Posts
    18,726

    Default

    What's with these girls-only schools? Why not fund a school for both boys and girls?

  7. #7
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    The Edge of the Annex
    Posts
    5,383

    Default

    ^^seriously, don't the boys matter?

    Madonna is nuts anyway.

  8. #8
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    906

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by aabbcc View Post
    What's with these girls-only schools? Why not fund a school for both boys and girls?
    Guess boys aren't in Vogue. Strike a pose.

  9. #9
    Elite Member DoveFeatheredRaven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    2,080

    Default

    In a lot of poverty stricken countries, girls do have access to an education outside the home.
    Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” George Carlin

  10. #10
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! buttmunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Uranus
    Posts
    31,885

    Default

    A yoga studio and a beauty salon? Did they forget to mention the daily indoctrination into KrazyKaballah?
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
    --Sinclair Lewis

  11. #11
    Silver Member tamjo54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    386

    Default

    Why can't they just build ten normal schools for the boys and girls for the same amount of money?

  12. #12
    Elite Member katerpillar's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    2,568

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tamjo54 View Post
    Why can't they just build ten normal schools for the boys and girls for the same amount of money?
    ...what?

  13. #13
    Elite Member msdeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    39,431

    Default

    ^^^instead of building one overpriced school for girls, build 10 schools to house boys AND girls
    Basic rule of Gossip Rocks: Don't be a dick.Tati
    Lighten Up Francis WCG

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Madonna raises money for Malawi orphans
    By Honey in forum Latest Gossip
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: November 18th, 2007, 10:58 AM
  2. Replies: 13
    Last Post: April 16th, 2007, 08:02 PM
  3. Elizabeth Berkley helps girls build self-esteem
    By sharon_b in forum Miscellaneous
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: April 10th, 2007, 12:53 PM
  4. Madonna agrees regular visits to Malawi
    By moomies in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: October 28th, 2006, 02:13 PM
  5. Boy Madonna wants to adopt leaves Malawi
    By Sojiita in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: October 16th, 2006, 05:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •