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Madonna building school in Malawi

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Washington (ANI): American pop singer Madonna has revealed that she plans on building an all girls school in Malawi. Madge is following in the footsteps of talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who also founded an all-girls school in Africa. The 'Material Girl' is in the process of applying to build the educational establishment in Malawi, where she adopted her son David in 2006.

"I'm buying land and getting permission to build a girl's school. The women will play a big role in the future and rebirth of Malawi," Contactmusic quoted her as telling American magazine Elle. Oprah Winfrey had co-founded the all-girls Henley-On-Klip Leadership Academy in South Africa in 2006. Madonna currently runs a Malawi based charity project, but she isn't the only U.S. star helping students in the African nation.

Actress and TV personality Ricki Lake is helping to build a school founded by her Malawian nanny. There is one thing that pop icon Madonna can't sleep without - her mobile phone. The 49-year-old singer revealed that she and hubby Guy Ritchie sleep with their BlackBerry under the pillow every night.

"We lie right next to each other with our BlackBerrys under our pillows. It's not unromantic, it's practical," The Sun quoted her as saying. "I'm sure loads of couples have their BlackBerrys in bed with them. I often wake up in the middle of the night and remember that I've forgotten something, so I jump up and make notes. Guy's always waiting for me to come to bed, so he plays Brick on his Blackberry until I'm ready," she added.

Madonna also shot down rumours that their marriage was on the rocks, saying that it is going perfect for both of them. "I had to marry someone as tough as me. Guy's definitely tough. I had to marry a challenge, otherwise I would just get bored. Whatever else Guy is, he's never boring," she said

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