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Priyanka Chopra Spends Time With Refugee Children In Ethiopia

Priyanka Chopra Spends Time With Refugee Children In Ethiopia

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 May 2019 10:03 AM GMT

After enthralling fans with her fashion game at the Cannes Film Festival 2019, actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas is currently in Ethiopia spending time with refugee children.

Priyanka took to social media to share a series of photographs and videos of herself with the children from her philanthrophic tour as Unicef’s Goodwill Ambassador in Addis Ababa. She also met Sahle-Work Zewde, the first female president of the country.

The “Quantico” actress is seen interacting, dancing and playing with the children in the videos. She also highlighted the issues of poverty, sexual violence and child marriage through her posts.

Sharing the story of a 15-year-old girl, Priyanka spoke about the importance of education for girls.

She wrote: “This is Hasina (15), she is a 7th-grade student who loves to go to school. She used to live with her sister and her husband, and without her knowing, her sisters’ husband was arranging her marriage to one of his friends... she was 12 at the time.

“One day when the man visited her house to pester her parents to marry her, she escaped to a friend’s house and the next day went to one of the community-based child’s marriage prevention platforms (alone), which she had heard about at school. She asked herself, ‘If she married now, would she ever go back to school again?’ Hasina loves learning and wasn’t willing to trade her education or freedom for anything. (IANS)

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