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LILONGWE, Malawi — Madonna marked the start of construction of her school for girls in Malawi on Monday by planting a tree at the planned site of the $15 million school.
The 51-year-old celebrity arrived in the impoverished southern African country on Sunday accompanied by her four children – daughters Lourdes and Mercy, and sons Rocco and David.
Madonna adopted Mercy from Malawi earlier this year and adopted David from the country in 2008.
The singer was dressed in a dark summer dress and a colorful shawl during Monday's ceremony in the town of Chinkhota, some six miles (10 kilometers) from the capital, Lilongwe. Together with eldest daughter Lourdes she planted a Moringa tree, a hardy tree with edible leaves.
"If this school is a success – with God-willing it will be – we will replicate it not only in Malawi but in other parts of the world as well," she said.