Madonna bands with Hollywood stars to save Malawi

By Chikondi Lungu

American popstar Madonna who years ago adopted two Malawian kids has together with her ex-husband Sean Penn organised an event aiming at raising funds to be pumped towards the pop star’s charity programmes in Malawi.

The occasion dubbed ‘Raising Malawi Gig’ features a number of Hollywood superstars scheduled on 2nd December this year and at Faena Forum at Miami Beach, Florida in the United States of America.

Madonna, doing big for Malawi

Madonna, doing big for Malawi

Comedian Chris Rock and singer Arianna Grande are among the artists to light up the Raise Malawi Gig. The event with an appetising menu that includes music, art, and other performances will be hosted by James Corden.

According to information sourced by this publication, all proceeds from the event will go towards Raising Malawi, a non-profit organisation founded by Madonna in 2006.

The singer in collaboration with her Charity partners plan to build what will be Malawi’s first Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care Unit. The new facility will be named after Mercy James, a Malawian girl child who was adopted by the pop star in 2009.

This will benefit Malawi’s health sector as it will double the number of life-saving surgeries performed on children every year. It will also provide intensive care after critical surgeries and train specialised Malawi medical staff.

Madonna first adopted David Banda in Mchinji in 2006 and returned three years later to adopt Mercy James in Thondwe, Zomba.

She promised to keep the children in touch with their cultural heritage, by taking them home frequently as one of the conditions for adoption.

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