Madonna‘s adorable kids Mercy James, 4, and David Banda, 5, were seen as they headed home to mom after school on Friday (January 14). The brother/sister duo were bundled up against the chilly New York cold.
Speaking of school, the singer recently announced plans to expand her Malawi girls’ school in order to provide more children in the African country with quality education.
A statement from Madonna reads: “My original vision is now on a much bigger scale. I want to reach thousands not hundreds of girls. I want to do more and I want to do it better…
“I remain deeply committed and am more passionate than ever about helping the children of Malawi – especially the girls. In a country where only 33 per cent of Malawian girls attend secondary school, I realize that the plans we had in place for the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls simply would not serve enough children.”
Madonna has said she plans to build even more schools, and is committed to continuing her involvement.
“This is a larger challenge than I thought, but I welcome it. We are focused on an approach which builds schools within communities across the country,” she said.
“We are currently determining the size, location, staffing and curriculum of the schools. I will continue to monitor the process of reaching these goals here and through my ongoing visits to Malawi.”