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Grassroots Soccer Update

06.10.2014

Grassroot Soccer (GRS) uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV. In April, GRS ran its five-day SKILLZ Holiday program with 62 students and seven teachers at Home of Hope (HOH). The program combines HIV prevention activities, soccer and group discussions to raise knowledge about HIV. Everyone had a great time at the camp and learned a lot about HIV prevention and healthy lifestyles.

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Statement from Madonna Regarding Malawi Election

05.24.2014

I am so sad to see that because of the actions of their President Malawians will continue to suffer. In my philanthropic work I have seen the depths of corruption in Malawi’s government. I can only hope that change will come, Malawians deserve so much better

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Updates from Vocational Students

04.16.2014

The vocational students Raising Malawi supports just finished a great quarter at Namitete Technical College. Click to read more and see photos from our students.

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January 2014 Update

01.31.2014

The Raising Malawi team traveled to Malawi in January 2014. During the trip, our team checked in with all of our grantees.

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Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor and Grassroot Soccer Partner Up in Malawi

Soccer and HIV education may not seem to be a natural fit but Grassroot Soccer (GRS) has proven them to be powerful pairing. So powerful, in fact that The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) and Madonna’s charitable organization Raising Malawi have partnered up to expand GRS’s reach in Malawi.

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Journal Updates from Vocational Scholars

Raising Malawi supports vocational school scholarships for six students from Home of Hope. Click through to read their latest journal entries.

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Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation and Raising Malawi Announce HIV/AIDS Program in Malawi

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) is pleased to announce a number of initiatives that build on Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy and passionate commitment to raise awareness and find a cure for HIV/AIDS. In Malawi, ETAF has partnered with Madonna’s charitable organization Raising Malawi to bring the HIV/AIDS prevention and testing program Grassroot Soccer (GRS) into the communities where Raising Malawi recently built ten schools. The program will also include Raising Malawi’s partners in the Mulanje region, one of the highest HIV infection areas in the country.

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Female Reproductive Health Training at Home of Hope

More than 90 girls at Home of Hope orphanage attended a training in September about female reproductive health. The training was organized by Raising Malawi and led by Peace Corps Volunteers. The girls learned about several important topics, including reproductive health, self-confidence, HIV/AIDS, and gender-based violence. By the end of the training, many of the girls’ opinions had changed as they learned the best ways to take care of their health and well-being.

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Raising Malawi Launches Vocational Scholarship Program

Raising Malawi is pleased to announce the launch of a scholarship program for students to attend vocational school in Malawi. The program will launch this fall with scholarships for six outstanding students from Home of Hope Children's Home. Click to read more and see photos of the students.

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Support Dr. Borgstein for Madonna’s Birthday

08.14.2013

This year for Madonna's birthday, in lieu of gifts, please consider donating to support the work of Dr. Eric Borgstein. Click to watch a new video about him and learn more.

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July 2013 Malawi Visit Photo Update

08.13.2013

Last month, the Raising Malawi team visited Malawi to check in with our grantees and meet with the children and families that our programs support. Some highlights include our meetings with Home of Home, which recently hired a new clinical officer and is working on setting up an accredited medical clinic at Home of Hope which will provide medical care to children and families surrounding Home of Hope. We also met with Dr. Eric Borgstein, and worked on plans to build a new pediatric intensive-care unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.

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April 2013 Visit to Malawi

07.16.2013

In April 2013, Madonna, family, friends, and the Raising Malawi team visited Malawi. During our visit, we met with our longstanding partners at Consol Homes and Home of Hope, visited Dr. Eric Borgstein at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre and toured schools that we built with buildOn. We also spent some time simply hanging out with our friends in Malawi, connecting through sports, dance and conversation. Click through to read more and view photos from the trip.

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Grantee Profile: Dr. Eric Borgstein

Since 2006, Raising Malawi has remained committed to supporting organizations and individuals who fight tirelessly to help the estimated 1 million orphans, vulnerable children, and their families and communities in Malawi. This support includes providing critical medical care to children through community-based clinics and hospitals.One of the individuals supported by Raising Malawi is Dr. Eric Borgstein (photo above), one of three pediatric surgeons working in Malawi, where there are an estimated 7.5 million children. Working with the staff at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Dr. Borgstein treats thousands of children every year, performing hundreds of life-saving operations.

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Madonna Remains Deeply Committed to the Children of Malawi Despite Government’s Accusations

Press Release - There have been many reports regarding Madonna’s recent visit to Malawi. Some of these reports include inaccurate information and accusations by the Malawian Government on Madonna’s character and the work of her foundation Raising Malawi. Despite the accusations, Madonna and her organization Raising Malawi remains committed to the health and education of the children of Malawi.

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Photos of all 10 Schools Completed with buildOn

In 2012, Raising Malawi completed 10 schools with buildOn to serve more than 4,800 children in Malawi. Included in this post are photos of each of the schools.

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Press Release: Madonna visits Malawi, is committed to supporting orphans and vulnerable children

04.05.2013

5 April 2013 – Madonna concluded her visit to Malawi this week at Consol Homes Orphan Care Center in Namitete. Raising Malawi, a nonprofit organization founded by Madonna, has supported Consol Homes for more than five years, including the recent construction of a power grid that provides electricity at the orphan care center for the first time.

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MEDIA ADVISORY - Madonna Visits Consol Homes Orphan Care Center 5th April 2013

On 5 April, 2013, Madonna will visit Consol Homes Orphan Care center in Namitete, Malawi. Raising Malawi, a nonprofit organization founded by Madonna, has supported Consol Homes for more than five years and has recently funded the construction of a power grid to provide electricity for the children of Consol Homes for their safety and well-being. Madonna is currently in Malawi to visit the programs supported by Raising Malawi.

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Statement from buildOn on Schools Constructed in Partnership with Raising Malawi

In January of 2012, buildOn partnered with Raising Malawi to build ten two-classroom schools for rural villages of the Kasungu District of Malawi. Each school was built with a corrugated metal roof and poured concrete floor.The locations for each school were chosen in partnership with the District Education Manager’s Office in the Kasungu District. Each village that was selected had no adequate school structure; priority was given to villages with no school infrastructure at all. Prior to buildOn and Raising Malawi, children in these villages attended classes in either a temporary structure or outside under a tree.

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Madonna Announces Completion of 10 Schools in Malawi in Partnership with buildOn

12.27.2012

As part of Madonna’s ongoing commitment to support orphans and vulnerable children in poverty stricken Malawi, ten primary schools have been completed that will serve to educate more than 4,800 children. These schools are located in rural villages across Malawi and are a result of the partnership between Madonna, her charity Raising Malawi and the global nonprofit buildOn.

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Young Girls in Malawi Get Chance at Secondary Education

A doctor, a journalist and a banker are some of the diverse careers being pursued by ten talented girls in Mwandama Millennium Village in rural Malawi. For this group of students, the opportunity to continue their education beyond primary school has been a dream come true. Most of the girls are orphans and come from Mwandama’s poorest families, living in an environment where higher education is a luxury unaffordable to most.

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