Selena Gomez is a singer, actress, designer, but perhaps one of her favorite roles is being a UNICEF ambassador. The 21-year-old Mexican-American starlet took a trip to Nepal, where she got 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,” Gomez said in press release about the trip.
“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.”
Here are seven inspiring Instagram posts from Gomez's UNICEF trip to Nepal:
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Selena Gomez snapped an adorable pic with three children while visiting Nepal.
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Gomez sat and listened as one of the student showed her his latest project.
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The 21-year-old "Come and Get It" singer took a snapshot of a few of the school children in Nepal.
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"This generation of children believes they can make a difference, and they take action," Gomez said in regards to her UNICEF trip.
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“The children of Nepal have taught me that with a lot of passion, optimism and hard work, anything is possible," the singer said. "That’s the message I would like to convey to young people across the world: Believe in your dreams and pursue them.”
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“It was amazing to learn from these young boys and girls about how they are influencing their peers as well as adults on issues that have an impact on their lives,” Gomez said in a press release. “Many of the children I talked to expressed a desire to be future leaders in their society, and I was moved to hear them emphasize the importance of education.”