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Mischa Barton's African Outreach

Mischa Barton's African Outreach

In an effort to aid impoverished and other children in need, Mischa Barton joined Save the Children‘s Board of Celebrities for the Rewrite the Future campaign. She recently visited school children in the poverty-stricken township of Soweto, an urban area in the City of Johannesburg, in Gauteng, South Africa.

“I visited a primary school in Soweto, where a lot of the children are orphans and there is a high incidence of AIDS,” the 22-year-old former O.C. star reveals. “I helped prepare and serve lunch to the children; it’s just simple maize and for many it’s the only meal they get. We chatted and I took part in their class. They are heartbreakingly beautiful children. I feel so privileged that I could just meet [the children] and hope to make a difference!”

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  • Ha!

    Thank god she didn’t forget her makeup bag. Photo op much?

  • NaBilla

    Lo0k pReEty niCe..
    PrOud of HEr..

  • NaBilla

    U knOw..
    SHE loOks mOre beaUTIFul wHEn did thAt..
    Lo0k pReEty niCe..
    PrOud of HEr..

  • camila

    proud of her…
    regards from Chile =)

  • me

    i luv her and HATE miley cyrus… she’s such a b****

  • cassie

    ı told u that, SHE IS AN ANGEL!!

  • bob

    It says she’s had a hectic filming schedule. What ? She hasn’t been working for months.
    Nice to see Jared takes calls from both Rachel and Mischa’s publicists.

  • Miss::CulleN

    ohh, so lame! she didn´t forget her chanel outfit while is cleaning those dishes ¬¬

    get a job, mischa.


  • erica

    Mischa, stop looking at the camera. Look at the kids.

  • bejeebus

    her dog didn’t work, the church didn’t work, her bikini didn’t work…maybe these poverty stricken children will. getting photo ops right is a b*tch. such hard work to fine tune.

  • chris

    Well it’s nice what she’s doing… but she’s not really a ‘star’ anymore.

  • mia

    i don’t know… somehow i don’t see this as very genuine, although it could be.

  • ach

    What difference does she hope to make? I can understand if she donated, worked at the orphanage for more than a day or even talked about what the needs of the children are but it seems like alll she talked about was her day.

  • dialectic

    even if shes doing this for good publicity shes still helping and thats more then some people do…the situation in africa will never be perfect ,far from it but any effort helps …how do you change the mind of a warlord? of a sociopath? you cant but you can try to prevent chidlren from growing up and thinking evil is the only way to survive….


    It is great seeing all these celebrities helping out different countries..
    You also have Matt Damon down in Haiti helping out the hurricane
    victims.. and now this…And how Angie is opening a clinic in Africa
    to help out the needy children in her daughter’s name..



  • cool breeze

    Good to seeing her do things like that.She ‘s always doing things to help others. good for her.

  • Magali

    when she’s doing something bad everyone criticized her,
    and now that she’s doing something really good you guys criticized her too !? you guys are so mean ! get a life !

    and she looks STUNNING ! TeamMischa !

  • piero

    Hi Mischa, my name Piero,
    you are a marvelous person, for all what you do

    I beg you don’t ever change

    you are very handsome and with a heart gold

    Hi from piero

  • eddie jones

    in between all the drug use and alcohol she finds time to make the photo-ops, how nice. im trying to sum up mischa. she doesn’t have her looks going for her anymore, she’s completely burned out, this girl has more miles on her then women twice her age, now she’s in africa?

  • Sage

    she needs a stylist with her 24/7…seriously

  • koekie

    oh how nice of her. we didnt ask her to be here in south africa. there are more poverty stricken places in america – so charity begins at home i would say. we have a lot of organizations in Gauteng where she spring boarded herself to “help” the starving kids and making out if us south african are sooo totally useless. BS!!!!BS!!!!! it is soooooooo amazing how all the americans jumps onto the African wagon to prop themselves into “stars” in your face!!!!!!! please, get real and stop using us “THIRD” world countries to make yourselves look good. You also have a major problem in the US taking care of your animals. we have only 39 million people in comparison to your 315 million and you dont need your own money for your poverty stricken citizens but come to Africa!!!!!!! Suck it!!!!

  • Anna

    Can you say photo-op. Her eyes are glued to the lens, she barely notices the kids. She’s not even a good enough actress to pull this off!