Words Hadeel Mohamed
Beyoncé has had a busy 12 months, from being bestowed with the prestigious Millennium Artist Award at the 2011 Billboard Awards, to releasing her album 4 and directing the documentary Year Of 4, to becoming a mother. And now she’s added her superstar weight, and new single I Was Here, to launching the I Was Here campaign as part of World Humanitarian Day on August 19.
Her live performance of the song was filmed at the United Nation’s Assembly Hall in NYC. “We all see the news headlines and think ‘What can I really do to help?' World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference. This is our time to leave our mark and show that we care," she says.
The campaign aims to share billions of messages of hope around the world and encourage everyone to choose to do something good for someone else, no matter how big or small.
To make your mark, visit the World Humanitarian Day website