Madonna to Reunite Mercy, David With Their Families in Malawi
Madonna's Gulfstream jet touched down in the eastern African nation of Malawi on Monday. The pop star's entourage included all four of her kids: Lourdes, 13, Rocco, 9, plus David, 5, and Mercy, 4, both Malawi-born.
Later Monday, the singer and co-founder of charity Raising Malawi, will visit a Millennium Village (low-cost rural villages as coordinated by the United Nations), meeting with noted Third World scholar Professor Jeffrey Sachs.
But the highlight of Madonna's week-long charity tour will be Tuesday, when she lays the first brick of her $15 million-dollar girls' academy, set to open sometime next year. Accomodating 500 students, the school will focus on the sciences, principal-designate, Anjimile Mtila-Oponyo, tells UsMagazine.com.
Sources tell Us that Madonna, 51, also plans to reunite David and Mercy with their biological families during a luncheon at the Kumbali Lodge, her usual Malawi headquarters.
"We are very excited," Mercy's uncle Peter Baneti tells Us. "The whole family anxiously awaits her home-coming. We were getting worried when nobody was telling us how Mercy was faring. We will be relieved to see her again."
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"Madonna pledged to be bringing home David and Mercy once in a while," a source adds. "She is making good her vow."