She left for Africa with just a tweet: "Hey guys! I'm going to be in Africa for a week. Hope you guys have a great week, I can't wait to tell you all about the trip! Love you!"
Now Selena Gomez has tweeted a little more about her trip (and photos!) to Ghana as the youngest ever UNICEF ambassador to the impoverished country. UNICEF appointed Selena teen ambassador so that she might use her "voice, recognition and commitment to children's issues" on behalf of UNICEF to "help reduce the number of daily preventable deaths of children, from 25,000 to zero." (UNICEF stands for United Nations Children's Fund.)
After not hearing from Selena for a few days, the tweets began - along with some awesome photos from her trip! Her first tweet: Got a lesson in how to dance, came attached to a photo where she's holding a little baby (and wearing her UNICEF ambassador t-shirt). Check it out here.
In Tweet #2: ("Then we flew to Tamale, Ghana to visit kids who told us about how UNICEF is helping them"), Selena poses with someone from UNICEF and two older children from Tamale.
In Tweet #3: ("Then I went to visit a tribe where the women gifted me with an outfit they hand made. Then I got to hold a new born"), you can see why Selena was chosen as teen ambassador!
And finally, Tweet #4: "More photos soon guys! Just wanted to check in. I'm having such a wonderful time helping and learning about this culture and life! Love you!"
Before she left, Selena made a statement on behalf of UNICEF: Every day 25,000 children die from preventable causes. I stand with UNICEF in the belief that we can change that number from 25,000 to zero.. I know we can achieve this because every moment, UNICEF is on the ground providing children with the lifesaving assistance needed to ensure zero becomes a reality."