'Superwoman' Lilly Singh appointed Unicef Goodwill Ambassador
Indian-origin Canadian YouTube sensation, comedian and author, Lilly Singh was appointed Unicef's Goodwill Ambassador at a special event here. On the digital platform, the 28-year-old is known as 'Superwoman'. Lilly travelled with Unicef to Madhya Pradesh, where she met children and adolescents growing up in challenging circumstances such as extreme poverty, but have been able to bring positive changes to their lives. In her role as a Goodwill Ambassador, Lilly will use her unique digital presence to engage children and youth and empower them to speak out about the challenges they face.
"I am honoured to join Unicef as a Goodwill Ambassador, and to use my voice to support its mission of reaching every child," Lilly said. "The children I have met here are overcoming so many challenges – and they are living proof of what a child can achieve if given a chance," she added. One of the many projects that Lilly visited, was the Unicef supported 'Youth4Change' initiative – a leadership programme for young people that brings them together to support their peers and communities in taking action on the issues that impact them the most, such as health and hygiene, protection from violence and exploitation, gender equality and the importance of a quality education. Lilly joins the list of other Unicef Goodwill Ambassadors which includes the likes of footballer David Beckham; actors Orlando Bloom, etc.