Prince Honored With a Second School in Malawi
publish date: 2017-01-09
In A Perfect World opens a new facility built with seed money from the late icon’s fans.
In A Perfect World is celebrating today’s (Jan. 9) opening of a school in Malawi, built in honor of Prince -- the first erected with seed money donated by the late legend’s fans.
The Chisumbu School, located in the village of Chimbwinda, welcomed 174 students during the first day of classes. It’s actually the second Malawi school established in Prince’s honor in the southeast Africa country. After In A Perfect World founder and Prince’s ex-wife Manuela Testolini announced plans to build the Phaso School in the village of Ng'ozo -- which broke ground last July -- fans reached out to help.
“After we announced the Phaso School, I received an email from Prince fans -- NPG UK and the Purple Army -- who wanted to contribute and be part of something that was tangible,” says Testolini. “So I asked if they’d like to work toward a second school. To me, this is their baby.”