Malawi to have school in honour of Prince

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Malawi will soon have a school in honour of musician Prince who died last month, according to an announcement by In a Perfect World Foundation (IAPW).

Founder of IAPW, Manuela Testolini, said the school is to be built in honour of her late former husband.

She said the plans are that the school should break ground in July.

Manuela Testolini

Manuela Testolini with the late Prince.

“IAPW is helping to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by constructing and renovating schools in the world’s most economically poor countries,” said Testolini.

She further said Malawi is one of the countries with highest rates of HIV/AIDS, with 15% of adults aged 15-49 already infected, and a growing number of children orphaned by this disease thereby need to be helped with education facilities.

The In a Perfect World Foundation is a nonprofit international organization dedicated to empowering the next generation by creating and supporting programs that provide education, mentoring and artistic expression to undeserved and at-risk youth around the world.

So far, the organization has funded the construction of 22 schools and this school in honour of Prince will be the 3rd IAPW school in Malawi, and the 23rd school overall.

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