Having just recently broken ground on a girls’ school in Malawi, Madonna is wasting no time in taking her Raising Malawi organization international. On a recent trip to Brazil, Madonna took time out to tour the Dona Marta shantytown in Rio. Accompanied by the governor of the Rio de Janiero state and a whole lotta bodyguards, the material girl even rocked a bullet-proof vest, just to be safe. She also announced plans to spend $10 million of her charity’s money to build a school in the impoverished neighborhood, one of the poorest and most dangerous areas in Brazil.
Are you schooled on education issues? Read our 11 facts about education around the world. Then, do something here at home – you could organize an instrument collection drive, or start a tutoring program at your school to offer homework help.