Carrie Underwood Takes Special Trip for ‘Idol’
Carrie Underwood just made her tenth trip to the top of the country charts with 'I Told You So,' but another more personal journey she took recently will be spotlighted on Tuesday's episode of 'American Idol.' Carrie traveled to Africa earlier this month -- her second trip to the continent -- to visit orphanages and health centers near Luanda, Angola. While there, the singer joined in the effort to help combat malaria in the region.
Carrie's trip to Angola was part of the 'American Idol' charitable endeavor 'Idol Gives Back.' A video presentation of her visit will air on 'American Idol' on Tuesday (May 12), giving viewers a closer look at how their donations have helped with various relief programs.
One of the highlights of Carrie's trip was a visit to an all-girl orphanage in Luanda, where she was treated to songs and poetry after delivering bed nets and backpacks filled with school supplies to the orphanage. She also took part in a community bed-net giveaway in Ngangula, and visited a health center in Luanda where pregnant women receive malaria counseling and treatment.
'Idol Gives Back' is a joint effort of the popular television show and the Charity Projects Entertainment Fund (CPEF). They first partnered last year to raise awareness and funds for organizations that provide relief programs to help children and young people in extreme poverty in America and Africa.