Former Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger spent a day meeting children in the city of Manila in The Philippines for Unicef.
Nicole, 36, who is of Filipino heritage, spent the day with the kids at the Baseco Compound, near the main port in Manila, many of whom are struggling against poverty, hunger, disease and the risk of violence.
Taking to her Instagram on Friday, the former Pussycat Doll shared touching images with a group of little ones, who made her smile widely.
She captioned the photo:
I’m in the #Philippines with @Unicef_UK seeing how they support vulnerable children. I’m in love with the kids I’ve met, so special each one of them! @Unicef_UK @unicefphils #educate #awareness #proud2bpinay
Another photo showed her lifting a baby above her head. The touching image has received more than 40,400 likes and she wrote:
Such an honor and blessing to spend time w/ these beautiful children, esp this lit’ one today. Despite tough conditions these kids are so inspiring! @Unicef_UK @unicefphils #inspiration #educate #awareness #pinay
In an article from British paper Daily Mail, Nicole spoke to UNICEF and said “I’m part Filipina so I have a strong connection with the country and feel I have a responsibility to do what I can and bring awareness to the dangers that Filipino children face everyday.”
‘It’s been so humbling to meet incredible, inspiring Filipino children who are living in really tough conditions.’
Nicole spoke about Unicef’s effort to raise funds in order to turn donations into practical actions which help feed, clothe and educate young people.