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Camila Cabello Named as the Newest Save the Children Ambassador

Camila Cabello Named as the Newest Save the Children Ambassador

People.com: Camila Cabello has been named as Save the Children’s newest ambassador.

Joining the ranks of Jennifer Garner, Dakota Fanning and Olivia Wilde, Cabello will raise awareness and advocate for Save the Children’s work in the United States and around the world. Her participation is announced on Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving following Thanksgiving that celebrates and supports philanthropy through the power of social media.

The star already made her first trip with the organization earlier this year when she visited a childcare center affected by the impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The trip served as a personal journey for Cabello, who was born in the nearby island of Cuba before immigrating to the United States.

“I’m a Cuban-American. I grew up on an island in the Caribbean and felt compelled to help the people impacted by Hurricane Maria in whatever way I could,” Cabello tells PEOPLE. “I am thankful to have met these strong, brave children and families who still need our support. Seeing Save the Children’s dedicated staff in Puerto Rico was truly inspiring.”

The “Havana” singer visited a Save the Children supported daycare run by Wanda, whom she got to interact with while meeting the kids. Cabello participated in meditation exercises with the class alongside her mom, Sinuhe Cabello. The two also read and played with the children throughout their visit.

“Throughout my life, I have seen children miss out on opportunities based on their circumstances,” Cabello continues. “When I learned about Save the Children, I was so impressed by all that they do for kids like the ones I saw growing up, and had to get involved. I’m excited to be a part of this amazing organization’s efforts to reach children around the world.”