An eye opening experience

Grammy winning artist, Dua Lipa, just took to Instagram to share some heartwarming images from her three day trip to Lebanon. However, she wasn’t there for a concert or a vacation, the British pop-star joined UNICEF at Rayak, Beqaa, where she met with refugee children.

In a series of Instagram posts and videos, the 23-year-old gave her 28.5 million followers a glimpse of what her trip was like. She wrote: “’I’ve had the most eye opening experience being out in Lebanon for the past 3 days working with @unicefmeeting children at the refugee settlements and youth training and skill building programs. I particularly want to speak up for refugees as I feel I have a personal connection to seeing people adapt to any circumstance they were put in because of conflict.”

 

 

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The New Rules singer, who was born to Albanian parents fromKosovo, continued: “No family or child chooses to leave their home. They all have dreams. They all deserve equality and a place to be able to live, learn and reach their full potential. I always believe in children as they are our future and we have to take care of them. It was a heartbreaking and emotional yet hopeful experience after seeing these kids still laugh and smile and make the most of a bad situation. ”

 

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“I have experienced all first hand the activities and opportunities UNICEF give to young people who have been left without a home because of the war in Syria and it’s nice to see that these children have a community where they feel safe and protected. @unicef#AChildIsAChild.”

 

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We are happy to see that someone with Dua’s reach is using her voice and platform to raise awareness for serious issues.

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