Cara Delevingne and Puma have teamed up to shed light on refugees in Uganda.
Delevingne on Wednesday posted a video on Instagram that shared some of her experiences during a trip to Uganda to meet refugees through Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign supporting girls in Uganda, India, Malawi, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Liberia.
The video is a preview of a documentary series slated to launch in July that will “highlight stories of female empowerment and change.”
“Uganda, out of any country, has the most refugees in the world that have come in — more than 700,000,” Delevingne says. “Any of these kids could be the person that cures cancer. They just don’t have the opportunity, and all they want is an education.”
Delevingne says the goal of the series is to encourage women and girls to work together and lift each other up. Girl Up focuses on ensuring that adolescent refugee girls in Uganda have access to education. In addition to providing quality education, Girl Up also focuses on hiring and retaining female teachers to ensure that girls feel safe and supported at school.
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Last week, Puma launched its latest campaign featuring Delevingne. The #DoYou campaign, which has Delevingne wearing the new Puma Suede Heart sneaker, encourages women to embrace who they are and be themselves.