We’ve heard of many Hollywood stars and other international celebrities visiting Nepal in the past, most of whom decided to go incognito but Selena Gomez decided to make her trip to the country very apparent.
According to the UNICEF Nepal Facebook page, the actress, multi-platinum recording artist and UNICEF Ambassador visited Nepal recently to bring attention to children in need within the country and across the globe. During her trip, Gomez saw firsthand the impact of UNICEF’s programs that help children survive and develop. She had an in-depth look at UNICEF’s work focused on education, nutrition, health and protection.
“This visit to Nepal was extraordinarily powerful—at times, devastating and heartbreaking, but also incredibly inspiring,” said Selena Gomez. “At first when you witness children living in extreme poverty you wonder how it is possible that they can be deprived of their basic human needs and rights. Then you talk to these children and you see hope, promise and a bright future. This generation of children believes they can make a difference, and they take action. It starts with quality education and leadership opportunities, like those UNICEF is providing. I’m so proud to serve as a UNICEF Ambassador and be part of a greater movement to help the world’s children.”
Photo Credit: Courtesy of U.S. Fund for UNICEF/Josh Estey/MatiHati
Here are some video highlights from her trip.