Demi Lovato is giving back in a big way for her 21st birthday.
The musician and X Factor judge, who turns 21 today, is in Maasai Mara Region of Kenya on a Me to We Volunteer Trip.
Together with friends and family, Demi is visiting and volunteering in communities supported by Me to We’s charity partner, Free The Children, spending much of their time getting to know the local students and working alongside local community members to help build a new Free The Children school.
“With 21 being a milestone birthday, I wanted a memorable and meaningful way to celebrate, rather than throw a big birthday bash,” Demi shared in a statement. “I knew traveling with Me to We and volunteering with Free The Children would give me the opportunity to have a life-changing experience I would never forget, with the people closest to me. Also having worked with the organization over this past year it’s been great to see first-hand the wonderful work that is being done as a result of all the incredible efforts of young people around the nation.”
Other highlights include a sunset Safari, a traditional beading session with artisan Maasai Mamas, and a customary water walk in which many young women her age endure in parts of Kenya, trekking for hours each day to collect water for their families.