Ms. Poe together with the street children
“Gawin nating instrumento ang kasalukuyang katayuan natin para maabot natin ang kanya-kanyang layunin natin sa buhay.” (Let us use our present state as an instrument to reach for our future goals in life.)
These were the words of Ms. Lovi Poe as she gives an inspirational talk to the street children participants and guests during Childhope Philippines’ MusiKalye 2018: A Showcase of Talents by RockEd-Mobile Music School Participants, held at Adamson University, November 17.
Ms. Poe is revealed during the event as the organization’s newest Ambassador of Hope, taking on the personal advocacy and commitment to help uplift the lives of street children through campaigning for children’s rights, especially for education, health and welfare.
“Marami na po akong na kilalang tao mula sa iba’t ibang antas ng pamumuhay, na natalikuran ng pag-asa. Ngunit ang Childhope ay nandyan upang (muling) buhayin ang pag-asang iyon,” she added. (I have known people from all walks of life who have lost hope. Childhope is here to bring back hope in their lives.)
She says she is very happy that with Childhope Philippines, she found an organization with the same principles and advocacy as hers.
“We are very humbled and honored to welcome Ms. Lovi Poe to the Childhope Philippines family as our Ambassador of Hope. She is truly an inspiration to the children, and she has been actively doing charity works and advocating for children’s welfare with us for the past few years,” said Dr. Herbert Quilon Carpio, Executive Director.
“She never had any second thoughts when we asked her if she would be our ambassador. She believes in our mission and her heart goes out to the street children,” added Ms. Mylene Lagman, the organization’s Resource Mobilization and Communications Manager.
Ms. Poe ended her speech reminding the children not to lose hope because people who faced hardships in order to achieve their dreams are the ones who have good life stories to tell.