MANILA -- "The best feeling ever is when you're given an opportunity to reach out to more children in need."
This was what Xia Vigor wrote on Instagram after being unveiled as the first-ever child ambassador of Save the Children Philippines.
The child actress is one of the stars of the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival entry, a local remake of the Korea's "Miracle in Cell No. 7." She first rose to fame, thanks to her impersonation of pop star Taylor Swift on "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids" in 2017.
According to Vigor, she grew up watching her mother engage in outreach programs in Mindoro, distributing school supplies to members of the Mangyan group. The experience instilled in her a passion for helping out, she said.
One of her first projects as the Save the Children ambassador was to participate in a feeding program at Navotas City. The program aimed to lessen the number of child deaths under 5 years old by supervising the first 1,000 days of life of the kids in the area.
Save the Children Philippines' CEO Alberto Muyot recognized Vigor for her empathy to children living in deprived situations.
"Children around the world are speaking of their rights," Muyot said of their decision to introduce a first child ambassador.
"Save the Children supports the realization of their right to be listened to, by providing a platform so they can speak up on matters that affect them," he added.
As their ambassador, Save the Children said that Vigor "will take important roles in the launch of key global moments of Save the Children and help amplify the call for respect and fulfillment of children’s rights and for the end to all forms of violence against children in the home, school and community settings."
"She will also be active in fundraising activities during humanitarian response to help Save the Children bring life-saving emergency kits to children and their families affected by natural calamities, disasters, armed conflict and other emergencies."
You can check out more photos of Vigor as the ambassador of Save the Children below: