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David Cook Visits UN's Biruh Tesfa program in Ethiopia

April 1, 2010

"Women are the backbone of our society."

So said David Cook, Season 7 winner of AMERICAN IDOL, who traveled to Ethiopia in March 2010 as a guest of the United Nations Foundation.

There, David learned about the challenges adolescent girls face in many parts of the world, and visited the United Nations’ Biruh Tesfa (Bright Future) Project to see firsthand how the UN Foundation is supporting the work of the UN to educate and empower girls.

Footage of Cook’s trip to Ethiopia will be featured during IDOL GIVES BACK, the Emmy-winning television event and musical celebration developed by AMERICAN IDOL creator Simon Fuller, on Wednesday, April 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Learn how you can host a live watch party -- or join our online watch party -- here.You can view a photo slideshow of his visit here: