Disney star Selena Gomez has a very special souvenir to remember her recent trip to Africa as a new Unicef ambassador - she was presented with a handmade traditional outfit from Ghanaian tribeswomen.
The teenage singer/actress was appointed to the United Nations Children's Fund position last week (03Sep09) and flew out to Ghana on her first U.N. mission on Friday (04Sep09).
She spent time in Tamale to learn about the organisation's child survival programmes and was such a hit with locals, she was gifted with her very own traditional garb to take back to her native America.
Writing on her Twitter.com page, Gomez told fans, "Flew to Tamale, Ghana to visit kids who told us about how Unicef is helping them. Then I went to visit a tribe where the women gifted me with an outfit they hand made."
In her last post before she returned home two days later, she posted, "Goodbye Africa, thank you for allowing me to learn from you. Hope to see you again."
The star is revelling in her new role and can't wait for her next U.N. mission: "I'm so honored to be apart (sic) of UNICEF! I can't wait to help out more, it was truly a life changing adventure!"