Priyanka Chopra in Ethiopia
After dazzling at 72nd Cannes, the gorgeous and the most talented Priyanka Chopra enroute to Ethiopia. Priyanka Chopra is one of the brand ambassadors of UNICEF.
UNICEF is established to fulfill all the long term needs(Food, Education, Health Care) of Children and Women in developing countries. As part of this campaign, Priyanka Chopra reached Ethiopia and met the brave girls who are tackling issues like child marriage, sexual violence, gender-based violence, etc.,
Priyanka Chopra said that she is been inspired by these brave girls. UNICEF supported program that empowers girls and boys to help the students combat harmful social practices, like gender-based violence, child marriage, and sexual violence. Gender Clubs deliver relevant knowledge and skills to them to fight against the above said harmful social practices.
Day 1: Dagmawit and her friends are leading members of the Gender Club, a @unicef supported program that empowers girls and boys. The Gender Clubs deliver relevant knowledge and skills to help the students combat harmful social practices, like gender based violence, child marriage, and sexual violence. It’s was amazing to see these brave girls take on and tackle such difficult issues and create an environment where they can teach their own peers. I’m inspired. @unicefethiopia #achildisachild #foreverychild
Day 1: My first visit was to the Sibiste Negasi Primary School in Addis Ababa. In Ethiopia, primary school enrollment between 2000 and 2017 has TRIPLED. This is because of the Ethiopian government’s investment in education and its dedication to the future of the country...but there is still so much work to do. 2.6 M children of primary and secondary school age are out of school, and 50% of children attending school drop out by grade 8. Because of poverty children are responsible for much more than just learning, like caring for siblings, walking miles to collect water and other house hold chores...things that should not be a child’s responsibility at any age. A child is a child. @unicef’s efforts, along with a very committed government, are focused on getting every child in school, ensuring every child has a quality education, and that every child completes school. Thank you Principal Abebech, Dagmawit (7th grade), and all the other students who made my first day in ethopia so special. Go to my stories to follow this trip. @unicefethiopia #achildisachild #foreverychild