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WATCH: Priyanka Chopra spends quality time with Syrian kids while in Jordan

WATCH Priyanka Chopra spends quality time with Syrian kids while in Jordan

Earlier this year, Priyanka Chopra was named as the global goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. As an ambassador, Priyanka has been working towards welfare of children who are suffering from illness, sexual assault, lack of education etc. Now, the actress is currently in Jordan where she met a bunch of wonderful kids who are victim of Syrian war.

Priyanka Chopra shared a bunch of photos and videos from her trip as she spent time with the kids in schools and at their homes. Spending some quality time with a family who lost their home during the war, Priyanka shared a heartbreaking story of a family. She wrote, “This is Ammar(5), Ayat(8), Sulaiman (5 months) Wardshan(9) and they have an elder brother Saleh(10) who works at a grocery store to help supplement the family income, for only 2 Jordanian Dinar (that’s less than $3 USD.) Their father is a day laborer. Sulaiman needs a 2nd surgery because he has a clot in his nose. The family moved from Syria to Jordan 5 years ago. When I asked their mother what would be her wish…considering the war hasn’t ended, she said “if we can’t go home all I want is for my kids to get an education so they can fend for themselves when they are older and help rebuild Syria. We are blessed, we have enough to survive…others have much less.” They didn’t even have furniture in their home. The largesse of heart and compassion she had through her tears moved me to pieces. PLS GO TO www.unicef.org and DONATE whatever you can… let’s make this a collective #MissionForChildren #ChildrenUprooted.”

Priyanka Chopra spends quality time with Syrian kids while in Jordan

Priyanka Chopra also played some games with the kids and was very emotional about her day with them. In a detailed post, she revealed how Syrian refugees are living despite not having homes. She wrote, “Today was very emotional. As we go about our daily privileged lives, it’s hard to imagine that everything can be taken from you in an moment. Today we spent the day in a host community meeting Syrian refugee families (like this one) so desperately seeking a safe place of normalcy for their families. More than 80% of the Syrian refugees in Jordan live outside refugee camps in cities, urban centers and farming villages (host communities.) Amman hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees, about 180,000 people. Refugee families in host communities have limited livelihood opportunities, and after 6 years, have depleted their savings and borrowed money from everywhere to feed and support their families. @unicef #ChildrenUprooted #TheyAreUs.”

Priyanka even visited some schools where she met some girls who fled from Syria due to the war. She wrote, “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.”

WATCH Priyanka quality time with Syrian kids while in Jordan

On the work front, Priyanka Chopra will soon head back to the US to kick start shooting Quantico’s Season 3. Besides this, the actress has already completed her second Hollywood flick, Isn’t It Romantic which also stars Adam Devine, Liam Hemsworth, and Rebel Wilson. Priyanka Chopra will also be seen in A Kid Like Jake with Claire Danes, Jim Parsons and Octavia Spencer.

Today was very emotional. As we go about our daily privileged lives, it’s hard to imagine that everything can be taken from you in an moment. Today we spent the day in a host community meeting Syrian refugee families (like this one) so desperately seeking a safe place of normalcy for their families. More than 80% of the Syrian refugees in Jordan live outside refugee camps in cities, urban centers and farming villages (host communities.) Amman hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees, about 180,000 people. Refugee families in host communities have limited livelihood opportunities, and after 6 years, have depleted their savings and borrowed money from everywhere to feed and support their families. @unicef #ChildrenUprooted #TheyAreUs

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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

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