Selena Gomez Has Been Appointed as UNICEF’s Youngest Ambassador
Being a teenager doesn’t mean only having fun. Selena Gomez is one example of a teenager with a good head on her shoulder.
17-year-old Gomez has been appointed as UNICEF’s newest (and youngest) Ambassador. The Wizards of Waverly Place actress spent much of the weekend in Ghana to witness first-hand the stark conditions of vulnerable children that lack vital necessities including clean water, nourishment, education and healthcare.
She shared the experiences on her Twitter account, uploaded some pictures and told her fans about her travels. “I’m having such a wonderful time helping and learning about this culture and life!” she said.
As UNICEF ambassador, Gomez will help educate and advocate on behalf of UNICEF and support the organization’s mission to help reduce the number of daily preventable deaths of children, from 25,000 to zero. In her first field mission, Gomez visited Ghana, which is ranked 30 out of 195 countries with the highest mortality rates of children under five.
The singer also said, “Every day 25,000 children die from preventable causes. I stand with UNICEF in the belief that we can change that number from 25,000 to zero. I know we can achieve this because every moment, UNICEF is on the ground providing children with the lifesaving assistance needed to ensure zero becomes a reality.”
With this new ‘title’ and responsibility, Gomez is joining the long list of celebrities who have embraced UNICEF through the years, like Joel Madden, Lucy Liu, Clay Aiken, Alyssa Milano and Sarah Jessica Parker. Keep up the good work, Selena!
[ via Pop Eater ]
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