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UNICEF invites everyone to be a Champion for Children

© UNICEF Philippines/2009/Lucente
UNICEF National Ambassador Gary Valenciano having a fun time with the children of a UNICEF-funded day care center in Baseco, Tondo, Manila.

In the fight for children’s rights, every contribution counts.

That is why Gary Valenciano, UNICEF Philippines’ National Ambassador, is inviting you to join and be a “Champion for Children” by attending the launch of this exciting new community of UNICEF supporters on May 30 at The Block in SM City North Edsa.

Discover what being a UNICEF Champion for Children is all about from child’s right advocate Gary Valenciano, as he talks about his life-changing experiences as a UNICEF ambassador for over a decade.

“One thing I’ve learned from my work in UNICEF is that is nothing is impossible. I’ve seen former war zones transformed into peaceful, thriving communities. I’ve seen empty classrooms fill up with children, all eager to learn and make their dreams for the future come true, through the help of UNICEF and their partners,” he said.  “We can do so much for these children, who deserve every chance we can give them, if we all work together.”

Learn more about why Filipino children need your help through an interactive UNICEF exhibit.  Find out what learning is like for a toddler who holds class in a makeshift daycare center converted from a waiting shed. See how a whole family lives inside a small tent in an evacuation center. Experience the hardships of a child who needs to earn a living.

“Champions for Children” is a community of UNICEF supporters striving to make a difference in a child’s life. By donating regularly to UNICEF projects, champions can help Filipino children all over the country enjoy the right to education, healthcare and nutrition as well as protection from neglect, abuse and exploitation.

“Filipinos are innately giving and compassionate, and children always have a special place in the hearts of every Filipino family. Champions for Children allows UNICEF friends in the Philippines the perfect opportunity to help their fellow Filipinos by ensuring these children enjoy their basic right to learn, play and grow up to become productive adults.”   

“A little amount can go a long way. With a regular contribution of P600 a month or P20 a day, 24 children suffering from diarrhea can benefit from oral rehydration salt (ORS) treatment. For as low as P500 a month or P16.67 a day, 5 children can go to school complete with supplies,” said UNICEF Representative Vanessa Tobin.

As a leading child rights organization in the Philippines, UNICEF works with local and international partners to help children in need. You can help. Be a Champion for Children today.



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