Madonna Continues Charity Work In Malawi Following The Opening Of The Mercy James Center
Is there anything Madonna can’t do? The Material Girl is continuing her charity ventures in Malawi as she vows to help even more children in need.
The star has been in the East African country for the opening of the Mercy James Center, the first children’s hospital of its kind over there.
She also made a visit to the Home of Hope children’s home to help raise awareness of their amazing work.
Taking to Instagram, the blonde music icon shared an adorable video of her dancing and singing with the orphans who live there.
Asking her 9 million followers to donate to the organisation, she wrote,
Home of Hope Orphanage takes care of 700 children!! We get so much joy from them every time we visit!!! Please help [Raising Malawi] help [Home of Hope]! They need it so much! To give is to receive!
The heartwarming clip shows the amazing work being fulfilled by the charity.
And it’s pretty clear just how much the country and its people mean to the 59-year old superstar.
She set up the Raising Malawi foundation in 2006 as a way of fighting the extreme poverty that millions of orphans face.
And she’s since been providing better healthcare and education for so many vulnerable children, even taking four Malawian children under her wing and adopting them as her own.
She adopted her son David in 2006, the same year she founded the charity, while her daughter Mercy James came to live with her in 2009.
The most recent additions to the family, twins Esther and Stella, were adopted in February.
She also has two elder children, Lourdes and Rocco, from previous relationships.
And it was a ‘family affair’ last Tuesday when the Mercy James Institute for Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care opened in Malawi’s commercial capital of Blantyre.
Mercy James, 11, said of her mom’s latest venture,
It is a great honor to know this hospital is named after me. But what’s more important is that we may help many kids and save many lives.
Talking of how much the country means to her, the ‘Like a Prayer’ singer explained,
Malawi has enriched my family more than I could have ever imagined. It’s important for me to make sure all my children from the country maintain a strong connection to their birth nation, and equally important to show them that together, humans have the power to change the world for the better.