Freida Pinto Joins ‘Because I am a Girl’ Global Campaign

Actress Freida Pinto took a break from the set of “Knight of Cups” to support girls around the globe. Plan International USA, a non-profit global organization that works to promote child rights, announced the “Slumdog Millionaire” actress has joined “Because I am a Girl” campaign as global ambassador. Pinto recently traveled with the organization to Sierra Leone to witness firsthand how an investment in girls can transform a community. When asked by a journalist in Sierra Leone what she hoped to give the girls she said, “To be very honest, these girls have given me hope.”

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