Last week Priyanka Chopra Jonas spent quality time with husband Nick Jonas at the glittering Cannes Film Festival before jetting off to Ethiopia; as part of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador.
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
The visit prioritized refugee children who have fled their countries due to conflict and humanitarian crises. During the visit, Chopra Jonas delightfully met children and young people living in the Bambasi refugee camp, home to 17,000 refugees largely from Sudan, and Hitsats and Adi-Harush camps, where 55,000 refugees from Eritrea currently live.
She shared: “It was amazing to walk into classrooms packed with students eager to learn,” said Chopra Jonas. “So long as children have access to an education, there is hope. UNICEF is supporting the government in training teachers, supplying books, and building schools and classrooms so that all children enjoy their right to education, no matter who they are or what their migration status is.”