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 and husband Nick Jonas is inspired with her work.
Priyanka took to social media to share a series of photographs and videos of herself with the children from her philanthropic 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 was 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.
Day 1: Dagmawit and her friends are leading members of the Gender Club, a @unicef supported program that empowers girls and boys. The Gender Clubs deliver relevant knowledge and skills to help the students combat harmful social practices, like gender based violence, child marriage, and sexual violence. It’s was amazing to see these brave girls take on and tackle such difficult issues and create an environment where they can teach their own peers. I’m inspired. @unicefethiopia #achildisachild #foreverychild
Priyanka also tried the traditional Ethiopian dance and said that she has "bonded" with the country over the joy she shared through dancing. Praising Sahle-Work, Priyanka said, "Her fierce commitment to the empowerment and advancement of women is unprecedented. She also has a global perspective for the development of her country - Ethiopia is the second largest host country of refugees in Africa, they've taken in just under 1 million. She is pushing for policies that provide people with access to education and other essential needs so they can improve their familial economic situation and hence the economy of Ethiopia."
Priyanka's big heart has not only awed the internet and her fans but also caught the attention of her husband Nick. On Wednesday, he re-tweeted Priyanka's video where she is seen visiting children at the Sibiste Negasi Primary School in Addis Ababa. He wrote alongside the video, "I'm so inspired by the work my wife Priyanka Chopra is doing with UNICEF in Ethiopia."
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) May 22, 2019