June 23, 2019
Global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization World Vision has named 12-year-old stage actor Julien Joshua “JJ” Millanes Dolor as ambassador for children in the Philippines.
Dolor captivated many hearts with his highly acclaimed portrayal of Young Simba in the hit Disney musical classic “The Lion King,” produced by Cassel Group in association with Disney Theatrical Productions. It had a successful Asian tour, which included the Philippines.
Accompanied by his family, Dolor signed the agreement with World Vision leaders as the new Celebrity Ambassador for Children. The organization hopes the promising young actor-singer fits the bill as a credible champion and voice for fellow children, especially those living in vulnerable and poor conditions in the country.
“We are excited to have JJ Dolor as our ambassador for the children. We are grateful for his commitment to support us in various projects that will bless the children in our communities,” World Vision in the Philippines donor care manager Precious Basco said.
Inspired by World Vision’s work for fellow children, Dolor offers his passion and influence as a platform to inspire young Filipinos through the organization’s work and advocacy.
“It is in my heart to help. A lot of kids nowadays belong to broken families. Through World Vision, I want to let them know how much Jesus loves them. I hope to be God’s instrument of change in their lives,” Dolor shared.
Born and raised in Davao, Dolor believes that this milestone happened for a reason.
“Whatever talent that God gives you, use it to glorify Him. Thanks to my parents who always reminded me that it is never about me or my talent, but it is always about God’s purposes for me,” the youg performer shared his thoughts in an interview.
For more than 60 years, the global organization has been committed to uplift thousands of lives through its community-based programs touching on improving the children’s well-being along with families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice – regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
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