Instagram pictures available here: http://instagram.com/nicolescherzy/
13 February 2015 – Today, Singer and Unicef UK supporter, Nicole Scherzinger, posted photos on Instagram of her experiences meeting children and their families living in poverty.
Nicole, who is of Filipino heritage, spent the day with Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, meeting children living in dangerous, overcrowded communities around the capital, many of whom are struggling against poverty, hunger, disease and the risk of violence.
“I’m part Filipina so I have a strong connection with the country and feel I have a responsibility to do what I can and bring awareness to the dangers that Filipino children face everyday. It’s been so humbling to meet incredible, inspiring Filipino children who are living in really tough conditions.” said Nicole.
“Simple things like going to school and learning about their rights is so important, not only in terms of changing their lives but it also keeps them safe and off the streets. There are thousands of kids in Manila who are living in heartbreaking conditions but it’s amazing to see how Unicef and their partners are trying to do more to protect children in danger.”
Nicole spent the day meeting families who live and work on the streets of Baseco Compound, near the main port in Manila, many of who are struggling to get enough food and stay healthy. In the afternoon Nicole met children taking part in singing and dancing activities based around learning about their rights and keeping them off the streets.
Nicole is supporting Unicef UK’s Children in Danger campaign – to find out more visit unicef.org.uk/violence
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