Madonna Expands Efforts to Help Orphans in Malawi

Queen of Pop plans to lend a hand to those less fortunate in the African nation

By Josh Grossberg Jun 28, 2011 10:30 PMTags

Months after overhauling her charitable foundation, Madonna is getting back into the giving groove.

In this exclusive peek at her interview in American Revolutionaries: The Hitmakers, Ovation's new three-week docu-series focusing on some of pop music's most influential artists, Madge reveals she plans to redouble her efforts to aid orphans in the South African country after adopting son, David, and daughter, Mercy, from an orphanage there.

Here's what she had to say:

"My short term goals are to build an orphan care center that will service and reach at least 1,000 children and I'm also actively involved in funding several orphanages that already exist," Madonna said.

Hitmakers, which also chronicles such luminaries as Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley, Run D.M.C., and Beyoncé, airs from July 1-24 with Madonna's episode set to premiere on July 12.