Demi Lovato is celebrating her 21st birthday in the country of Kenya while on a Me to We Volunteer Trip, as she shared the event with close friends and family. Lovato and her friends are visiting communities supported by charity partner Free The Children.
The “Me to We Trips” offers life changing international volunteer experiences for youth, school groups, adults, families and corporations to destinations around the world, including Kenya, India and Ecuador.
Culture highlights include a sunset Safari, a traditional beading session with artisan Maasai Mamas, and a customary water walk in which many young women her age endure in parts of Kenya, trekking for hours each day to collect water for their families.
“With 21 being a milestone birthday, I wanted a memorable and meaningful way to celebrate, rather than throw a big birthday bash,” said Demi Lovato. “I knew traveling with Me to We and volunteering with Free The Children would give me the opportunity to have a life-changing experience I would never forget, with the people closest to me. Also having worked with the organization over this past year it’s been great to see first-hand the wonderful work that is being done as a result of all the incredible efforts of young people around the nation.”
“Demi has been such a generous supporter of Free The Children. We couldn’t be more excited to have her travel to Kenya this summer and celebrate her 21st birthday with us,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children and Me to We. “On behalf of the entire team, Happy Birthday, Demi! As they say in Swahili, ‘Asante Sana’ for all of your generous support you continue to provide to our organization. We hope this year is your best year yet!”
Demi has made special appearances and performed at Free The Children’s stadium-sized youth empowerment and educational event, We Day. She has already raised more than $50,000 for Free The Children’s international development projects through the DEMI LOVATO online Charity Boutique as well as through her celebrity guest appearance on the CBS game show, The Price is Right.