Orlando Bloom visits Nepal schools
Actor Orlando Bloom has paid a four-day visit to schools and villages in a remote area of Nepal as a United Nations Children’s Fund international ambassador.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean star visited the western districts of Kaski and Chitwan in one of the country’s poorest areas, according to the Unicef site.
The 30-year-old received a warm welcome from local people and women in the villages smeared his forehead with red ‘tikka’ and put garlands of flowers around his neck.
He also visited a local school, chatted to mums and looked in on projects to promote safe hygiene and encourage school attendance.
Orlando was also called on to perform a small role in a radio drama recorded by children. In the programme, which encourages teenagers to shares their worries, Orlando voiced the part of a guest at a hostel for homeless girls.
“Another Hollywood movie star might have felt strange in a remote and impoverished area of Nepal, but actor Orlando Bloom seemed perfectly at ease,” said a Unicef spokesman.