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Madonna In Malawi To Meet With Mercy's Dad, Open School For Girls

Posted on Mon Oct 26, 2009 08:30 AM PDT

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Madonna and her family traveled to Malawi this weekend where she's set to break ground on her for Raising Malawi Academy for Girls.

She writes, "Our vision for the school is to empower girls to become Malawi's future leaders. It’s an honor for me to be able to help as many of these girls as I can achieve their dreams."

And obviously, she's taken a special interest in empowering one specific Malawian girl, her daughter Mercy. Us reports that Madge is planning on meeting with Mercy's dad, James Kambewa, while in the African country.

"Madonna wants to meet Mr. Kambewa because she does not want to deny Mercy her background," a source tells the mag. "Madonna wants to assure Mr. Kambewa that Mercy will not be delinked from her roots."

However, that meeting is seen as controversial for at least one member of the family, who claims Kambewa is not Mercy's real father! "We do not recognize Kambewa as Mercy's father," Mercy's uncle says. "He just came out of the woodwork to claim paternity while he was not there when my sister was pregnant."

While we think it's admirable that Madonna wants to include Mercy's bio dad in her life, we certainly hope it's the right guy! We wouldn't want the poor girl to grow up thinking someone else is her father, look at what it did to The Real Housewives' NeNe Leakes!



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