Ever since the United States military decided to pull out of Afghanistan there’s been quite a big effort to try and bring people who were suffering in that country back stateside. One of these camps where people are being taken is set up in DC. Jennifer Garner went to visit children in one of these centers and shared her experience through her IG account. The fact that she posted her visit on social media got some negative backlash from folks. Then again, anything that you can post has the potential to rub people the wrong way!
What Garner Is Saying About Her Experience
On top of the photos that she shared on her personal Instagram page Garner also talked about her experience through a press release. In it, she detailed a bit of what life was potentially like for these kids before their arrival to America. Saying,
“Afghan children have known nothing but conflict their entire lives,” After this though she went on to praise their current situation saying. “I got to see their beautiful art, sing songs and receive some really big hugs.”
Part of Garner’s Extensive Philanthropic Work
What may have rubbed people the wrong way a bit was the fact that the photos and videos of kids just mobbing her with hugs seemed kind of staged. When you look closely at Garner’s outfit you can see that she’s wearing a “Save the Children” Tee. The organization of which Garner is a board member of, was the one hosting the event and potentially set up the whole experience for the kids.
Everyone was in a room that looked like a “well run” kindergarten classroom. The kids are said to be able to draw and do all sorts of activities in the space. This is great for that group of kids for sure, but potentially isn’t the experience that all of these refugee kids are having.
Garner Is A Big Believer In The Initiative
In the press release that was published after Garner’s visit, she praised the efforts that are being made to ensure that these kids are able to have a better life. The workspaces seen in the pictures being one of the main things that she praised the organization for. She wrote,
“A world of healing happens for kids in these child-focused play areas,” while then going on to add,“This may be the first time these children have felt safe in months, and the activity space gives them the chance to have fun and just be kids — after all they’ve been through, they desperately need that.”
Garner’s Personal Life Is Also Finding Some Stability
Jennifer Garner has been involved in a wide array of charitable efforts for years now. With Save the Children, the organization that she represented in this event, she’s been a member of their board since 2014. She’s certainly used her celebrity status more than once to promote the organization’s causes.
In her personal life, Garner has also gone through some turmoil for sure. With her marriage to Ben Affleck potentially getting really messy near the end. Especially due to some drinking habits Affleck had developed at the time. Back in 2018 when she officially divorced him she started dating businessman John Miller. They’d since split but now are rumored to be back on. Hopefully, this helps bring more stability to her personal life. Like she’s trying to do for the kids’ lives.