Lupita Nyong’o, star of the ground-breaking Marvel film Black Panther, joined in on the #BlackPantherChallenge, created by Frederick Joseph, which raises money for kids across the country to see Black Panther in theaters. The actress who plays the role of Nakia in Black Panther, lent a helping hand to her hometown of Kisumu, Kenya and sponsored 600 children to watch the film. Nyong’o took to Instagram and said in a heartfelt post,

“I joined the #BlackPantherChallenge and sponsored 600 schoolchildren to watch the film in Kisumu, Kenya with my mother’s help. I wanted kids from my hometown to see the positive images reflected in the film and superheroes that they can relate to on the big screen. No matter where you live, you can help make this happen for more children who can’t afford to see the movie. Information for various.”

In a video, the children give a big thank you to Lupita, and a young girl shares what she learned from Black Panther,

“I’ve learned that, being a leader, there are so many challenges you have to face, but you should never give up. Always keep on trying.”

Lupita Nyong’o joins the likes of Snoop Dogg, Serena Williams, and T.I., who are just a few of the many celebrities helping children around the country to see the movie. Way to go!