Dag 2. A visit to Kenya

Wednesday, November 28th

In secrecy Crown Princess Mary traveled to Kenya accompanies by Minister of Development, Ulla Tørnæs. The two of them arrived on Tuesday in Kalama, here. It was all unannounced because of terrorist threat in the country. Visiting Kenya is all about promoting girls and women's rights, well-being, health and economic independence through local organisations and projects. Among others, the Crown Princess and Minister of Development visited the organisation Northern Rangelands Trust that are supported by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).

On her second and last day in Kenya Crown Princess Mary visited Nairobi. Here she and Minister of Development, Ulla Tørnæs attended the launch of a new campaign by Women Deliver. The campaign is called 'Deliver for Good' and work to improve equality and bettering chances for girls and women in Kenya. Crown Princess Mary has on numerous occasions been involved in the work Women Deliver. The launch of Women Deliver's latest projects took place at Radisson Blu Hotel. Like she had all the time in the world, she walked around the conference room and listened carefully to everything she was told. Impressive how she manages to be present the way she is.

After the big lunch Crown Princess Mary switched location and visited the Kibera Slum. She was given the chance to visit Action Foundation. The organisation support children, young people and mothers with handicaps - support them to a better life. Even though this organisation do what they do best hundreds of miles from where I live; it makes me proud that the world has such organisations.

The Crown Princess also met with Elizabeth Okumu. She has created a mentor program for young mothers and their children. This programs teaches about sexual health and reproductive rights.

I bet the Crown Princess had two very emotional and educational days in Kenya. Or at least that is my impression after having seen her photos and read her statements shared on the royal family's Instagram, here, here, here. You find all of it here.

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