Madonna MadonnaMalawi200.jpgMadonna's following in Oprah's footsteps, by raising money to build a school for girls in Africa.

Madonna announced plans for "The Raising Malawi Academy For Girls" on her website.

"After witnessing the potential of Malawi's girls firsthand, I made it my mission to give them an opportunity to become their personal best. I hope you will share my urgency and make a donation today. Every donation counts toward helping impoverished girls to reach their full potential. And every dollar will make a difference," Madonna writes.

Madonna has set up a website, to help raise funds for the project.