Justin Bieber Humbled By Experience in Guatemalan Village

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Canadian pop star Justin Bieber learned the power of charity on a recent trip to Latin America. 

After performing in Guatemala City, Biebs made a stop in an impoverished village in the jungle to help build a school for underprivileged children with the nonprofit Pencils of Promise. The organization has built more than 100 schools since 2008. 

According to TMZ, Selena Gomez’s ex-boyfriend rode a chopper to the remote village and joined a makeshift construction crew. He immediately stripped off his shirt and got to work.

The Recovery singer Tweeted about the experience: “Today was 1 of the most powerful and humbling days of my life. Thank u Guatemala & @PencilsofPromise. Today I saw real happiness. So powerful.”

Find out what he gave one child and watch his video diary on page 2 >>

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Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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