M.I.A. Building Schools for Liberia With Paycheck

June 05, 2008 07:16:22 GMT

The British rapper wants to build schools for the underprivileged country using a one-night performance paycheck.

M.I.A. Building Schools for Liberia With Paycheck
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M.I.A., the outspoken British/Sri Lankan rapper is giving back to the community with the paycheck that she earned for performing. The star will make use of her $100,000 salary that she earned as the guest singer of MTV Movie Awards after-party on Sunday, June 1 to build schools in Liberia.

"They're giving me $100,000. Not bad, eh? I'm going to use it to build schools in Liberia," M.I.A. who climbed on a photo booth told the crowd. "It costs $52,000 to build a school for 1,000." After two civil wars that ended in 1996 and 2003 respectively, Liberia has been in a state of flux that cost many lives and crushed the country's economy.

M.I.A. will be among many celebrities who aid other countries by establishing a school. Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has set up an education system in west African countries while Madonna reportedly will open a school for girls in Malawi, the country where she adopted son David Banda.


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posted by MIA on Dec 30, 2011
President George Bush gave 1 million books to Liberia during his visit there and you are going to build a school, what a blessing for mother Liberia. It will help to reduce the illiteracy rate and rebuild the war-torn country. Thanks a million!
posted by MIA on Dec 30, 2011
Thanks for your kind gesture. God will bless and reward you bountifully
posted by GAbbY on Mar 10, 2009
that is very kind of you girl we need that in liberia plaese we will be so happy to have your school in liberia

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