Top Stories

Drew Barrymore Covers 'Conde Nast Traveler'

Drew Barrymore Covers 'Conde Nast Traveler'

Drew Barrymore chronicles her trip to Kenya with the World Food Programme in the September 2011 issue of Conde Nast Traveler.

Here’s what the 36-year-old actress, who gave a primary school, food, and wells to villagers through the World Food Programme had to share:

On reaching out after reading about Kenyan children who walked miles to school: “I was really moved. I never went to school myself. I was doing a job and didn’t have a kids life. I wanted to learn more about why these kids were so passionate, walking so far and overfilling their classrooms.”

On feeling awkward about her first meetings with villagers: “I didn’t want to be on a soapbox, this Westerner living in a bubble, so on the first trip I was a little nervous. I asked questions and listened a lot…”

On learning about what the Kenyan children want to be when they grow up: “It’s amazing to me that the kids mention professions which involve helping others, that they are naturally philanthropic. People can feel unconfident about sending money into the void of a charity. But when you find something like this that speaks to your heart, it gives you the courage to look beyond your own problems and take the first small steps to try as an individual to make an impact.”

For more from Drew, visit Concierge.com!


Drew Barrymore in Kenya
Like Just Jared on Facebook
drew barrymore conde nast traveler 01
drew barrymore conde nast traveler 02

JJ Links Around The Web

Wenn
  • David Crosby hits a jogger at 55 mph- US Weekly
  • Football player Darren Sharper has been sentenced to 20 years in prison - TMZ
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown’s cousin Jerod Brown has been arrested for lying- Gossip Cop
  • What happened in the season finale for Chasing Life? - Just Jared Jr
  • Bethenny Frankel opens up about her failed marriage to Jason Hoppy - Radar
  • Verne Troyer was hospitalized after suffering a seizure- Huffington Post
  • Read a recap for the latest episode of The Royals- Lainey Gossip
  • Tommy Hilfiger will be honored at Race to Erase MS event - The Hollywood Reporter
A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here