Priyanka Chopra’s recent trip to Jordan has been making a lot of news online. Priyanka who is a UNICEF ambassador is on a visit to a city called Amman where she met the children of Syria. The actress has been passionately and patiently updating all with adorable pictures of her with kids and videos of her playing or even learning Arabic from them.
Excuse the bad cartwheel and lame attempt at a Rugby toss… This is a Makani 'Drop In' Center for underage boys who work,they are referred to as "Child Laborers." Most of the boys are between 10 and 18 years old, work 6-12 hours per day, and literally drop in after work to play and receive an informal education, as well as learn life skills. Many of the boys you see in these pictures have only just started to learn how to read and write, since the priority for most of these boys is to provide sustenance for their families. The teachers here work 3 shifts each day to accommodate the influx of kids to give them a chance to work and study. We must do our bit. This is what WAR looks like. Consequence of Conflict. To donate please go to UNICEF.org or click the link in my bio. @unicef #TheyAreUs #ChildrenUprooted
Most of these girls (8-10yrs) have lived in this refugee camp for more than half their lives..so they probably don't even remember what normalcy in life is outside of a refugee status..their smiles come from such a pure place, of making the most of whatever they have.. of survivors.. In Za'atari, there are currently 27,000 children enrolled in the 14 school complexes. Although there are make shift seats for every child in the camp, the enrollment is about 78% as children drop out due to child marriages, child labor and family attitudes towards education. All schools in the camp work two shifts, with girls classes in the morning and boys in the afternoon. We visited this School in the morning, so we met the girls. Pls swipe left. #MissionForChildren #ChildrenUprooted #PCInJordan #TheyAreUs @unicef
Say hello to Omaima 16, Seba 17, Shaimaa 14, Hanin 15, Maria 15, Wafa 13, Ayat 16, and Maram 15. These are 16-17 yr olds in a school in the Za'atari Refugee Camp. Omaima couldn't carry much when she and her family fled Syria…so she decided to carry soil and rocks from her garden to remember her country. Seba said they have all prepared themselves for when they go back to Syria after the war is over…knowing it will be almost unrecognizable. That's the reason they go to school everyday, so that they can rebuild Syria again. Their determination for education, however much they can get, is incredible and truly overwhelming. These girls don't have much at all, but yet Seba and Omaima took their bracelet and ring off to give me so I will always remember them. I'll always remember you…I promise. It's kids like this that will build a better world tomorrow. Please swipe left for more. @unicef #TheyAreUs #ChildrenUprooted #pcinjordan🇯🇴
Ms. Chopra also put out a video explaining how one can help UNICEF as loads of her fans have been asking her how they can also help the actress in her effort to bring a smile on the faces of children of Syria who have been torn apart because of the war.
Looking at the conditions the children live in and with all the hardship, the actress also pondered on the point of the entire war in this emotional video she posted on her Instagram page.
I have never done this when I do field trips, but on this one I feel compelled to reflect on what I feel after every session because I felt a lot. The anger and agony I felt seeing these beautiful hopeful children ravaged by war was so raw. The world has seen the pain war has left in Syria but the resilience and joy and hope in spite of it is so inspiring to me. These kids are my inspiration. They should be yours too. PLS GO TO www.unicef.org and DONATE whatever you can… let's make this a collective #MissionForChildren #ChildrenUprooted #PCInJordan #ChildrenOfSyria @unicef
Priyanka was in the line of fire earlier when a noted film critique, Ravindra Gautam pointed out that the same effort by the actress can be diverted to rural India.
— Ravindra Gautam (@RavindraGautam_) September 10, 2017
Priyanka immediately shot back at him in her own sassy way.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 10, 2017
Well, all we can say is that any amount of work in any part of the world towards needy children are welcome and Priyanka Chopra is doing a commendable job.
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