NEW DELHI: Actress Priyanka Chopra, a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, is currently in Jordan under the organisation’s initiative to educate the Syrian kids who were displaced and uprooted from their homes and even loved ones because of the civil war.
While Chopra took to social media to share moments of her Jordan itinerary, a certain Twitter user decided to take the opportunity to remind Chopra to visit rural areas of India where “malnourished children are waiting for food”. Priyanka known to express her views openly replied with a firm response to his jibe that deserves every bit of your respect.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 10, 2017
— Ravindra Gautam (@RavindraGautam_) September 10, 2017
Actor Priyanka Chopra is not just one of the most successful actors in Bollywood, she has managed to make quite an impression with her stellar acting and presence in the Hollywood as well. But more than just acting, the Quantico actor is also known for taking up many causes.
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A class full of future doctors, engineers, police officers, teachers. What breaks my heart is they can't even access proper schools as refugee kids… how will they access higher education?? These hopes and dreams.. where do they stand in the reality of their world? The government schools in Jordan have added evening classes and 200 schools to accommodate the growing number of Syrian children which is approximately 120000 children..But it's never enough. The world needs to help. We need to help. PLS GO TO www.unicef.org and DONATE whatever you can… let's make this a collective #MissionForChildren #ChildrenUprooted #PCInJordan #ChildrenOfSyria @unicef
The world must do more to help Syrian refugee children get an education, Chopra said after chatting and joking with young refugees at an after-school centre in Jordan’s capital.
After the civil war in 2011, large number of Syrian families were either killed or forced to leave their homes. Since then, these families are struggling for survival inside Syria or are taking shelter in neighbouring countries like Jordan.