Capri Everitt, 11, has traveled through 30 countries since December. She has learned and sung their national anthems, pulling out all the stops to raise money for children in need across the world.
This week, the girl reached the central city of Da Nang and joined local children at the SOS village here for the Vietnamese anthem.
Wearing a Vietnamese flag T-shirt, Everitt stood tall next to other kids and belted out the song, which she had spent hours if not days learning.
The special global project took shape after the Canadian girl, after several charity visits, realized that everyone should give a hand to help others, especially children, who are far more underprivileged.
She decided to leave her cozy home for a one-year tour, with the help of her parents, to raise US$1 million for SOS children’s villages by singing 80 national anthems, in 41 languages.
By singing the national anthems of each country, Everitt feels that she can use her voice to draw attention to the needs of children around the world who do not have a voice, her parents said on the project's website.