Visiting the Mphandula Day Care Centre
Madonna and her three children toured a day care center built by her charity Monday after spending about an hour in court this morning. Holding the hand of 3-year-old David, whose adoption from Malawi was finalized last year, the singer walked around the compound of the Mphandula child care center, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from the capital.
Madonna also was accompanied by her 12-year-old daughter Lourdes and 8-year-old son Rocco – who sported a mohawk haircut for his first visit to Malawi.
The center, which provides primary schooling and other child care to about 4,000 children, boasts neatly cut lawn, swings and slides, and freshly painted classrooms.
This was the first time the star had seen the day care center completed. On her last visit in 2007, construction had just started. Asked by reporters how she liked the progress made, Madonna gave a thumbs up.
In one room, Madonna tried her hand at basket-weaving under the watchful eye of a few local woman. David was given a cow-skin guitar as a gift, and he pretended to strum the strings.
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