(AOL Black Voices) — Celebrities often like to open their big hearts and big wallets to poor countries to share the good fortune that fame has allowed them. Marquee names like Bono, Sean Penn and Angelina Jolie spend lots of time donating and raising money to give to impoverished countries full of emaciated black people. They raise millions, the money gets there and somehow the people stay poor and destitute. In the case of Madonna, her attempts at building a school in Malawi to improve the educational future of girls at a cost of $15 million have apparently failed badly. The New York Times reports that the board of directors of her organization, Raising Malawi, has been put out and replaced by a caretaker board and plans to build the school are officially abandoned. The Material Girl’s good-hearted effort to change the fortunes of young girls who need an education echo the difficulties met by Oprah Winfrey’s school in Johannesburg, which has been plagued with allegations of sexual improprieties and, most recently, the discovery of a dead baby on the property.