After a more than 20-hour journey, the Divas have arrived safely in Kigali, Rwanda, to begin their goodwill campaign to help fight malaria!
Alicia Fox and Natalya will pass out mosquito nets to refugees in Rwanda as part of WWE’s alliance with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to help raise awareness and funds to fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
Feb. 27, 2013, update:
The Divas were debriefed about their trip by the UN Refugee Agency, World Food Programme and UNDP (UN Development Program). They also took part in a field visit with UNDP, which is an agency that’s mission is to improve quality of life. In Rwanda, UNDP is helping to empower women who have experienced great hardships.
Natalya and Alicia also visited the Hotel Des Milles Collines for dinner, which was made famous in the film “Hotel Rwanda.” During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, more than 1,200 people took refuge inside the hotel.
Below is the latest blog from the Divas in Rwanda:
Every day we wake up feeling blessed to have the roles of being WWE Divas, but today was truly exceptional. Our day began with our partners with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign escorting us to UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) headquarters in Rwanda. UNHCR officials briefed us about how refugees are affected by malaria. Neimah Warsame, UNHCR representative for Rwanda, was an amazing inspiration. She’s powerful and proactive in the community; seeing her and other Rwandan officials with various UN agencies showed us how passionate they are about helping refugees stay healthy and safe.