Selena Gomez in Kenya as He spends his time at the Maasai Mara park

This holiday season Selena Gomez spreads well.

 Fans learned earlier this week that the singer and her close friend Raquelle Stevens had the opportunity to enjoy a week-long getaway to Kenya with an "amazing" WE group.
 Followers have been able to catch the pair greeting elephants with the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and meet students at a girls school in pictures posted on Instagram.

 "We had the opportunity to bead jewelry with a group of local moms during one of our afternoons. Although we didn't speak the same language, we had the best time together and could connect with each other through eye contact, smiles, laughter and hugs," Raquelle shared on Instagram. "We have visited two of the WE colleges, the high school for girls and the WE college where the stories took us.
"I discovered that attending high school is a huge privilege with only 41 percent of girls graduating," she said. "The girls we spoke to are so grateful for the opportunity to learn and we need to see that percentage rise." The latest trip from Selena may not be the biggest surprise for fans. After all, the actress was the WE organization's long-standing supporter.

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Spent the week in Kenya with @selenagomez & the most amazing team @wemovement. I will forever remember the beautiful people we met. I learned so much and was reminded that no matter where I am whether at home or anywhere in the world the greatest gift in life is being able to connect with people. I was again reminded that no matter where we live or what our background is we are all connected through our humanity. During one of our afternoons we had the opportunity to bead jewelry with a group of local mamas. Even though we didn’t speak the same language, we had the best time together and were able to connect through eye contact, smiles, laughter, and hugs. We also visited two of the WE schools. The secondary girls school and the WE college where we were moved by the stories we heard, and inspired by the intelligent, confident girls we got to spend time with. I learned that attending secondary school is a huge privilege with only 41% of girls attending. The girls we spoke with are so grateful for the opportunity to learn and we need to see this number increase. I will cherish these moments and all the other moments had during this past week. I leave remembering that we all want the same things. That is to be seen. To love and be loved. And to live in a world where we all have the access we need to achieve our dreams, build a life we are proud of, and to leave a better world for future generations. ❤️
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 "I've known this company for more than six years," she said at the WE Day California event to Celeb Buzz before. "I know the people behind it and how much they're working into encouraging children to do something." Selena added, "They're not only making amazing money for people all over the world, but they're actually focusing on kids all over the world who want the chance to give back."


With the year coming to an end, the 27-year-old has a lot of appreciation for everything she has and how far she has come. Her trip to Kenya may have been just the icing on the cake. "This year was really, really good for me. I can tell I'm really proud of how hard I've been working and I'm really excited to just sit back with my family and enjoy it and shut it off," she shared with InStyle. "I'm always thinking about what happened and where I want to go and hope for the best in my life."

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