IAPW Founder, Manuela Testolini, announces that school to be built in honor of late former husband, Prince, will be constructed in Malawi.
Malawi, a landlocked country in southeast Africa, is home to nearly 14 million people. It is one of the most densely populated and least developed countries in the world. Malawi claims one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS, with 15% of adults age 15-49 already infected, and a growing number of children orphaned by this disease. The vast majority of people live in rural areas in community where up to 90% of adults are unable to read and write. Malawi is also a country rich in history, culture and MUSIC. Plans are for the school to break ground in July.
IAPW is helping break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by constructing and renovating schools in the world’s most economically poor countries. IAPW has funded the construction of 22 schools thus far. The school in honor of Prince will be the 3rd IAPW school in Malawi, and the 23rd school overall.
Manuela plans to attend the inauguration in the Fall. Her last trip to visit IAPW schools was in November 2015. Footage from that trip can be seen here: Founder's Trek to Haiti