Neil Lupin/RedfernsThe memory of Prince will live on, not only through his legendary music, but also in two African schools built in honor of the music icon, with the second having just opened this Monday.
The Chisumbu School in the southeast African country of Malawi opened its doors to 174 students for their first day of classes, reports Billboard.
Prince’s ex-wife, Manuela Testolini, and his half-brother Omarr Baker both attended the grand event.
The first school erected in Prince’s honor, the Phaso School, along with the Chisumbu School, were founded by Testolini’s In a Perfect World foundation.
“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. So I asked if they’d like to work toward a second school. To me, this is their baby,” said Manuela.
In a Perfect World was developed to empower underrepresented and at-risk youth with “supporting programs that provide education, mentoring and artistic expression.” The charity has already established schools in several other countries including Mali, Senegal and Nicaragua.
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