Beyonce Partners With Gucci And UNICEF To Build Wells For 120,000 Women And Children On 'World Water Day'
Beyonce has partnered with Gucci and Chime for Change to help bring clean water to Burundi. The singer pledged to build 80 Wells for 120,000 women and children on World Water Day.
Beyonce launched the BeyGood4Burundi campaign through UNICEF in 2017 to help improve water and sanitation areas in East Africa. The singer is also helping to prevent water-borne disease. By doing this, less young women will be at risk for a dangerous attack when walking long distances to get water.
Chime for Change, which Beyonce co-founded with actress Salma Hayek, is also using the partnership to strengthen the voices of young women around the world and put better emphasis on education, health, and justice.
It's World Water Day! These girls are washing their hands outside their primary school in Ethiopia. When children are not busy collecting water, they have time to go to school. When schools have clean water, toilets and soap for handwashing, children have a healthy learning environment. #WorldWaterDay © UNICEF/UN0158446/Tadesse A post shared by UNICEF (@unicef) on Mar 21, 2018 at 8:00pm PDT
This isn't the first time the singer has donated to help others in need. The Houston native went to her home state after it was hit by the deadly hurricane, Harvey, that left thousands without food, power, and majority of Texas under water in 2017. Beyonce was seen giving out food along with her daughter, Blue Ivy.
The actress, along with her husband, Jay-Z, raised $4 million dollars for former President Barack Obama's 2012 presidential campaign.
The singer also attended the celebrity fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and headlined at Clinton's concert that was held the week before election day.
Support girls around the world to realize their dreams. For more information and to make a donation go to: www.globalgoals.org/dayofthegirl A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Oct 11, 2017 at 4:44pm PDT
The Fighting Temptations star has also been very vocal about the escalating police brutality against African-Americans. Her hit song from her Lemonade album, "Formation," was a response to the on-going violence. Beyonce also featured the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner, in the video for her song "Freedom."