Nomzamo travels to Kenya on UN refugee familiarisation mission

2018-02-26 14:00


Nomzamo Mbatha. (Photo: Getty Images)
Nomzamo Mbatha. (Photo: Getty Images)

Johannesburg – TV personality Nomzamo Mbatha has made her way to Kenya on a UN Rufugee Agency (UNHCR) familiarisation mission which will see the star engage with refugees in different locations in the country. 

The week-long trip includes meeting with refugee athletes at the Ngong Hills Sports Academy and then at the Kakuma Refugee Camp, home to over 180 000 forcibly displaced Africans from 13 countries. 

With this being her second trip to Kenya, the first taking place when she was just 15 and on a similar mission, Nomzamo is centered on her role as advocate for UNHCR’s LuQuLuQu campaign. 

Speaking on her mission trip a press statement she said: “I always advocate the importance of taking on a cause, endorsement, any role for that matter, from a position of alignment with my personal mission. The plight of our displaced African brothers and sisters has been one close to my heart to support and lend my voice to – I believe, making the personal connection is key to fully champion their plight. I have to speak and action not just from a place of understanding, but of experience as well. I am filled with expectation and excitement for my two-day stay at the Kakuma Refugee Camp.” 

Posting about the trip on her Instagram account, Nomzamo told her fans that she will be uploading diary entries to keep everyone up to date on her trip. 

Watch her first post here: