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Justin Bieber

Building School in Guatemala

... Without Shirt

10/28/2013 8:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber ventured deep into the Guatemalan jungle to help a group of poor villagers construct a badly needed schoolhouse this weekend ... and TMZ has the pics.

After Justin performed in Guatemala City on Saturday, he joined up with Pencils of Promise -- an organization dedicated to building schools for communities in need.

JB was choppered into a remote area outside the city on Sunday ... where a makeshift construction crew was already busy putting up walls for the new school.

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In a video posted on his blog, Bieber says the town was overrun with poverty -- "I'm not talking about poor, I'm talking about 10 people living in a little shack."

Inspired, Justin ditched his shirt and went to work -- grabbing a wheelbarrow and helping to build a wall for the school.

He also took off his shoes and gave them to one of the local children.

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Afterward, Bieber says it was, "one of the most amazing powerful experiences of my life."

Bieber says the experience helped him grow as a person -- saying, "I feel like they helped me as much as I helped them."

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shellzncheeze    

Giving always is more effective than taking. Good to see he's doing some good.

296 days ago
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stu    

He's our Oprah & princess Diana wrapped into 1.
LONG LIVE THE BIEBSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

296 days ago
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stu    

Haven't those poor children been through enough. Keep ur shirt ON Justy!!!

296 days ago
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cari    

This photo op really makes up for him being a douche. Its out of the goodness of his heart, and not his management team, that did this.

296 days ago
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STOPHUMANDEATH.com    

People should do more volunteering and help others. The world would be a better place if everyone did so.

296 days ago
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Jereas    

I love how he did this because he genuinely wanted to. Not because of his management that told him to do that, not because to get good press. He just really feels good to give back and spreads love to his fans to do the same. I think he's going in to the right direction.

296 days ago
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Hannah231    

Nice photo op...

296 days ago
8.

Max    

"Father, why does the pretty boy/girl not wear a shirt?"

296 days ago
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Black Adam    

LOL!!!!!!!! Since when did he actually care about other people !? I hope Malaria infused Mosquito's light him up.

296 days ago
10.

OG    

Too little, too late. He's still a douche!

296 days ago
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Loretta Love    

nothing warms the heart quite like paparazzi infused acts of selflessness....

296 days ago
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lilmBIGorgan    

I give him some kudos for this. BUT, it would have been a lot more credible if he didnt have to post pics about it. Humble yourself kid!

296 days ago
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Babycakes    

Don't care what his motives were, kids who needed a school got one and now one who didn't have shoes does. Even if it is a PR stunt at least kids come out on the winning end.

296 days ago
14.

baby    

he could have given away a hundred pairs and helped out alot.

296 days ago
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Shannon    

Giving that kid his shoes is like giving him a death sentence... he'll be murdered for those things in the jungle!

296 days ago
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