Victoria Beckham cradles a child and visits women in a slum in previously unseen images of humanitarian trips to South Africa and Kenya released to mark International Day Of The Girl

  • Beckham, 45, released the images on her Instagram account on Friday alongside a message urging fans to 'celebrate' the 'potential of girls to change the world'
  • One image was  of her 2018 Kenya visit on for Sport Relief and American Red Nose Day and two from her 2014 visit to South Africa to meet children with HIV 
  • In a caption beside the images, the former pop star wrote: 'There are 1.1 billion girls in the world today - the largest generation of girls in history. 
  • 'Let’s celebrate the power and potential of girls to change the world'

Victoria Beckham released previously unseen images of her past humanitarian trips to South Africa and Kenya as she marked International Day Of The Girl. 

The former Spice Girl released the images on her Instagram account on Friday alongside a heartfelt message urging fans to 'celebrate' the 'potential of girls to change the world'. 

Victoria, 45, shared one image of her 2018 visit to Kenya on behalf of Sport Relief and American Red Nose Day and two from her 2014 visit to South Africa to meet children with HIV.

Important: Victoria Beckham on Friday released previously unseen images of her past humanitarian trips to South Africa and Kenya as she marked International Day Of The Girl

Important: Victoria Beckham on Friday released previously unseen images of her past humanitarian trips to South Africa and Kenya as she marked International Day Of The Girl

In a caption beside the images, the former pop star wrote: 'There are 1.1 billion girls in the world today - the largest generation of girls in history. 

'Let’s celebrate the power and potential of girls to change the world.'

In the first South Africa image, Posh Spice cradles a young girl, while in the second, she was pictured alongside a large cheering group of young women. 

The star made the trip to support the Born Free foundation which campaigns to stop babies from being born with HIV.

Big issue: In the second image from her South Africa trip, which she made to raise money for HIV charity the Born Free Foundation, she was seen among a cheering group of young women

Big issue: In the second image from her South Africa trip, which she made to raise money for HIV charity the Born Free Foundation, she was seen among a cheering group of young women

Victoria visited several hospitals on her trip, and said of the experience: 'Seeing all of the sick children was very upsetting, and I realized how truly blessed I am for the health of my own children.'

And the image from her Kenya trip showed her crouched in a doorway in Korogocho, one of the Nairobi's most impoverished slums, as she talked to three local young women. 

The mother-of-four was there to raise money for charities Sport Relief and America's version of Red Nose Day.

Moving: The image from her Kenya trip showed Victoria crouched in a doorway in Korogocho, one of the Nairobi's most impoverished slums, as she talked to three local young women

Moving: The image from her Kenya trip showed Victoria crouched in a doorway in Korogocho, one of the Nairobi's most impoverished slums, as she talked to three local young women

But she received criticism at the time from some quarters for donning a pristine plain white T-shirt, ripped jeans and wellies for the snaps, at a cost of £490.

It was reported that the ensemble would have cost a local mother a year's wages if they had wanted to wear something similar.

The International Day Of The Girl was first celebrated in 2011 and aims to highlight the needs and challenges which girls face.

Ill-judged: But Victoria received criticism at the time from some quarters for donning a pristine plain white T-shirt, ripped jeans and wellies for the snaps, at a cost of £490

Ill-judged: But Victoria received criticism at the time from some quarters for donning a pristine plain white T-shirt, ripped jeans and wellies for the snaps, at a cost of £490

It promotes girls' empowerment and their human rights.  

Victoria's latest Instagram posts follow her revelation that her daughter Harper likens her to Mrs Doubtfire.  

The former Spice Girl also said that husband David, 44, never sees her with her make-up on, as she rarely wears it at home.

The 45-year-old played makeup artist as she made over world famous artist Lisa Eldridge during the funny new YouTube video.

Sensational: The 45-year-old recently played makeup artist as she made over world famous artist Lisa Eldridge during a funny new YouTube video

Sensational: On Wednesday, Victoria enjoyed some time away from her busy schedule with a well-deserved pampering session in London

And on Wednesday, Victoria enjoyed some time away from her busy schedule with a well-deserved pampering session in London.

The fashion designer, 45, sat in the make-up chair as celebrity artist Petros Petrohilos complemented her appearance with a selection of products from her new brand. 

Around the same time, David proved there's no rest for the wicked as he attended Adidas' 70th Anniversary event in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. 

Working hard: Around the same time, David proved there's no rest for the wicked as he attended Adidas' 70th Anniversary event in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday

Working hard: Around the same time, David proved there's no rest for the wicked as he attended Adidas' 70th Anniversary event in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday

Victoria Beckham shares photos to mark International Day Of The Girl

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