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Madonna opens school in Karachi

KARACHI: US Pop icon Madonna took to Instagram on Monday to announce the opening of her ‘dream school’ in Karachi that she pledged to help build last year.

Last year, Madonna announced that she is raising money to expand a school in an impoverished area on the outskirts of Karachi, according to a press release on her official website.

The Dream Model Street School is located in Mawach Goth, Karachi and was founded by the Dream Foundation Trust (DFT), a Pakistani non-governmental organisation.

The school, established in 2005, and claims to have taught over 2,000 students who otherwise would not have had access to education.

“The Revolution of Love continues in Pakistan! The Dream School is finally finished. 1,200 kids attending. Knowledge is Power! #rayoflight #livingforlove,” read her caption.

Madonna-School

Madonna has long spoken about her admiration for Humaira Bachal, a Pakistani education activist who has campaigned for better education for young girls.

Speaking at the Chime For Change event in London last year, Madonna said, “Let’s help Humaira build a bigger school in Pakistan! How ‘bout this? You build the first floor, I’ll build the rest of the school. Let’s do this together!”

“I want to trade something valuable for something invaluable – educating girls,” she said in a statement.

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