Trevor Neilson, who works at Charity Network and has been advising Madonna's philanthropic efforts for the last six years, said "only someone like Madonna could do this. If you weren't Madonna, you would have given up a long time ago."
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New schools could be built by the end of this year, and the educational efforts, while geared toward girls, will not exclude boys, he said.
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