–Selena Gomez, who was recently named an ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund for Unicef is off spending a week in Ghana for the organization. The teenage star joined forces with UNICEF in 2008, speaking out on issues such as children’s rights, and now officials have made her an official representative of the charitable cause.
Thrilled and honored Gomez is determined to use her fame to make a difference.
She says, “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.”
Selena updated her twitter with a few pics, which are below and captions: Got a lesson in how to dance. Then we flew to Tamale, Ghana to visit kids who told us about how Unicef is helping them. Then I went to visit a tribe where the women gifted me with an outfit they hand made. Then I got to hold a new born. More photos soon guys! Just wanted to check in. I’m having such a wonderful time helping and learning about this culture and life! Love you!