American Celebrity Nicole Scherzinger who travelled to Kenya in 2015 for charity work has narrated her time there as one that brought out the reality of suffering kinds in Africa before her very eyes.
According to her:
“I befriended children who sleep on the streets and spend their days in rubbish dumps, scratching a living by collecting bottles and cans, which they sell for recycling, and risking disease, violence and exploitation in the process. These kids have no one in their lives to take care of them. They start – at the age of two, three, four – fending for themselves on the streets.
“This trip was unlike any other for me. One night I was so traumatised by what I’d seen that I couldn’t sleep. I asked one of the girls from Unicef, who I’d just met that day, to come and stay in my room with me. I thought: ‘If I’m frightened here, in this warm, safe hotel, then how must these kids feel out on the street?’’.
Her trip to the Dagoretti area of Nairobi Kenya was under the auspices of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). The purpose was to shoot a film aimed at creating an appeal on behalf of UNICEF.