Promising Filipino singing 12-year old stage-actor Julien Joshua “JJ” Millanes Dolor, was unveiled as World Vision’s newest and youngest ambassador for children in the Philippines.
In photo during the contract signing are (from left): Mr. Jun Godornes - World Vision Resource Development Director, Mr. Rommel Fuerte – World Vision Executive Director, and JJ Dolor – World Vision Ambassador with his family.
Dolor captivated many-a-heart and followers 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, which successfully toured in Asia including the Philippines and the gala premier in Singapore last 2018.
Inspired by World Vision’s work for fellow children, Dolor offers his passion and influence as a platform to inspire thousands of Filipino children through World Vision‘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”, shared Dolor.
Signing the agreement with World Vision leaders as the new Celebrity Ambassador for Children last May 27, Dolor is hoped to fit the bill as a credible champion and voice for fellow children, especially those living in vulnerable and poor conditions in the country. World Vision, for more than 60 years, has been committed to uplift thousands of lives through its community-based programs touching on improving the children’s well being.
“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,” said Ms. Precious Basco, donor care manager of World Vision in the Philippines.
Born and raised in Davao, Dolor believes that this milestone happened for a reason. In a recent interview with a local daily paper, Dolor shared his thoughts, “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”.
World Vision Philippines, through its Ambassadorship program, aims to widen its reach and influence so that more will be involved in making a difference in the lives of today’s generation --- one child, one community at a time.
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