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Jessica Alba Blogs Her Trip to Africa

Jessica Alba Blogs Her Trip to Africa

Jessica Alba and U2 frontman Bono take in a listening and learning trip to Senegal, Ghana, Mozambique and Kenya with members of 1GOAL, which hopes to provide education to all children. (Back in September, Bono and Jessica took to the stage together at NYC’s Clinton Global Initiative.)

The 28-year-old Fantastic actress just posted a blog about her recent trip to Africa, which she took earlier this month. Jess wrote, “I had an incredible week, joining the ONE team on the road in Senegal and Ghana as part of the 1GOAL: Education for All campaign to make the lasting legacy of the upcoming World Cup education for every child.” Read the full blog entry at ONE.org!

Other pictures include Jessica (in a Madewell floral dress) heading to a morning office meeting for a possible new project on Tuesday (March 23). 10+ pics inside…

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# 1
Dan da Man @ 03/23/2010 at 4:06 pm

those kids are smarter than her and boner put together

# 2

I wonder how she feels knowing she is still the stupidest one in class?

# 3

Education for children is always good! Even for some adults but that’s another problem!

# 4

OK Bono we get it already, just shut up and play music, we’re sick of being hammered over the head by your save the world crap!
You go to one of their concerts now and get lectured about how we should give, give and give…OK I understand we all want to live in a great equal world…now shut up and play!!

# 5

I want to go to Africa! I think its cool they are trying to help but part of me think its for publicity

# 6

That’s quite awsome what she did.

# 7

ok … so many middle class people with an average income give so much in terms of money and donate their time in volunteering in France than both of them will ever do in their jets. I mean we give like from 100£ to 500£ a month to any type of organisation and we still try to keep this aid anonymous. These “famous” guys expect us, people living in the real world, to give as much as they do. Unfortunately, they will never understand that what we give makes a big whole in our income. I understand that they’re giving their time to make these diff. types of organisation visible to the public who follows them, i trully understand. But i also don’t understand how much they are asking of their fans. I mean a U2 concert is like SO expensive and on top of that they want us to contribute to these organisations?????? In France, many artists have made it possible for us to attend their concert by decreasing the price of the concert place…and on top of that they don’t buy MANSIONS with the money they are making out of their concerts and by preaching solidarity at the same time. That’s what i will never understand: their life-style and the message they are conveying, especially for U2 …

These countries don’t lack of education, they are polluted and invaded by corruption. The day the polticians in this country will start to distribute the money they are getting from international aids (instead of building big houses in LA or south of france) and the day they will start to exploit what’s underneath their feet properly and fairly … Africa can beat all 4 of the rest continents in one single bit. People from Africa are well educated do never think differently, they are so wise, they have the best writers, etc. They bring a different culture to the table, a different way of thinking that is to my eyes and ears very wise. I never met such incredible people in my life. They exchange and never ask or expect anything in return, unlike here in Europe. We need to learn from them, not make them onto our own image.

# 8

ok … so many middle class people with an average income give so much in terms of money and donate their time in volunteering in France than both of them will ever do in their jets. I mean we give like from 100£ to 500£ a month to any type of organisation and we still try to keep this aid anonymous. These “famous” guys expect us, people living in the real world, to give as much as they do. Unfortunately, they will never understand that what we give makes a big whole in our income. I understand that they’re giving their time to make these diff. types of organisation visible to the public who follows them, i trully understand. But i also don’t understand how much they are asking of their fans. I mean a U2 concert is like SO expensive and on top of that they want us to contribute to these organisations?????? In France, many artists have made it possible for us to attend their concert by decreasing the price of the concert place…and on top of that they don’t buy MANSIONS with the money they are making out of their concerts and by preaching solidarity at the same time. That’s what i will never understand: their life-style and the message they are conveying, especially for U2 …

These countries don’t lack of education, they are polluted and invaded by corruption. The day the polticians in this country will start to distribute the money they are getting from international aids (instead of building big houses in LA or south of france) and the day they will start to exploit what’s underneath their feet properly and fairly … Africa can beat all 4 of the rest continents in one single bit. People from Africa are well educated do never think differently, they are so wise, they have the best writers, etc. They bring a different culture to the table, a different way of thinking that is to my eyes and ears very wise. I never met such incredible people in my life. They exchange and never ask or expect anything in return, unlike here in Europe. We need to learn from them, not make them onto our own image.

# 9

@Francia: i agree which worries me about foreigners coming to african countries, as earnest as their intentions maybe and i think education is the first step towards some african countries realising its wealth, i do not think it will benefit from being a replica of the western european system

a realist @ 03/23/2010 at 5:38 pm

I am so proud of Jessica. She is doing something wonderful. Thank you, Jessica.

@michelle: I agree with u too and do understand that we need to educate some of the populution, but i’m tired of hearing some people say that they really need to be educated in a western way (cause I think they are better educated than we are)…the gouvernment is nourishing their ignorance and Bono is just feeding the corrupted countries, when he asks for help through them and not helping directly the population who really needs it.

@michelle: I agree with u too and do understand that we need to educate some of the populution, but i’m tired of hearing some people say that they really need to be educated in a western way (cause I think they are better educated than we are)…the gouvernment is nourishing their ignorance and Bono is just feeding the corrupted countries, when he asks for help through them and not helping directly the population who really needs it.

iamwhioiami @ 03/23/2010 at 6:12 pm

good one jessica, a super rich celebrity with the perfect life goes to a poverty stricken country, comes home to her million dollar house, to her million dollar family, million dollar lifestyle. why don;t you actually financially try to improve the situation, pay for some books or something. same goes for ALL celebrities.

@iamwhioiami: SO TRUE. HAHAHA. I’ll never buy their crap, especially from Saint Angelina!

I love Jessica! She is so pretty and involved in great causes! Go Jess! Nice to see Bono there too.

Celebrity's thoughts @ 03/23/2010 at 7:53 pm

mmmmhhh…let’s see.. what am I going to do this weekend?
Pilates on the beach? The Hamptons?

I know!! What about a trip to Africa!!! And I’ll hire some photographers while on it.

How Cool, I’ve heard there are a lot of poor people therel!!!! It’s gonna be such fun!!!

you know when ‘ celebrities’ become irrelevant, they visit Africa and try to peddle a “cause”, just another way to get cheep publicity and keep their name.

Wow, some professional cynics on here. All that Jessica and Bono are trying to do is use the power of their celebrity to raise awareness of what is a noble cause… education of children.

They aren’t asking you to give money you don’t have, and from what I’ve seen of them, they both seem to work really hard for their charitys, and really seem to care.

They are good people, and I applaud them.

@Francia:
I totally get you, their life style does not match with what they preach. Same thing happens when they start talking about pollution and climate change and at the same time they fly in their jets all the time from here to there, and have enourmous houses!!!!

But I think what’s worst is celebrities (or people in general) who consider adoption as charity, that’s what really sickens me.

Okay, so she pimps her child to the paparazzi constantly..straight from Jennifer Garner’s playbook…Than she goes to Africa for more attention, that’s the new thing in Hollywood go to Africa and take pictures with Black children because other races are the only ones that can save Black people..pllllllllllllllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!! I think Africans certainly don’t need someone like Jessica Alba who doesn’t embrace her own ethnicity to teach them a thing or two.

hey im from senegal! That’s so sweet of her! :)

I love her jacket, Do anyone know where i can get a jacket like hers?

Navel Gazing @ 03/24/2010 at 11:24 am

Good job Jessica you are a beautiful, classy, caring woman for taking time out of your busy schedule to highlight the importance of education, especially for girls, in such poor countries.

I like her floral dress. I like the whole outfit, actually.

Jessica is so beautiful!

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