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buildOn Partners with Madonna to ConstructTen Schools in Malawi!

We're very excited to announce that buildOn is partnering with entertainment icon Madonna and her nonprofit Raising Malawi to construct ten new primary schools in the country of Malawi! Their contribution will allow us to expand on our success in that African nation's remote villages, where we've already built over 50 schools that are helping individuals take the first steps out of extreme poverty every day. Read more about this partnership in the official press release. buildOn's global school construction program is founded upon a core methodology produced from years of research. Our methodology’s true power resides in the fact that buildOn classrooms are constructed in partnership with the very people who will be benefiting from them. buildOn provides the funding, engineering, materials, skilled labor and supervision. The village provides a gender balanced leadership team, thousands of hours of unskilled volunteer labor and a promise that girls will attend the school in equal numbers with boys. After the school is completed, Malawi's Ministry of Education will provide the teachers and run the curriculum in the classroom. Read more about our methodology. Madonna feels passionately about her vow to help Malawi's neediest children receive an education. "This remains a very big priority in my life and I am excited that with the help of buildOn we can maintain our ongoing commitment to move forward efficiently. We now will be able to serve twice as many children as we would have served with our old approach," said Madonna. "I have learned a great deal over the last few years and feel confident that we can reach our goals to educate children in Malawi, especially young girls, in a much more practical way. Constructing smaller schools in partnership with buildOn has restored my faith that we can accomplish what we promised we would," concluded Madonna.