DARREN ESPANTO Becomes First-Ever Celebrity UNDP Youth Advocate
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) just appointed teenage singing sensation and actor Darren Espanto as its very first celebrity Youth Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with focus on climate action, biodiversity conservation, and youth empowerment.
The "Sasagipin Kita" singer is being tapped to initially help UNDP in raising awareness on the roles that the youth can play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
It’s important to stay at home during these times unless you really have to go out. I never thought I’d go to the grocery store in pajamas! Also, it’s true guys...toilet paper’s out of stock EVERYWHERE! 😅 Rice is also pretty hard to find :( If you had to go for a quick grocery run like me, make sure to wear a mask, some gloves and clothes that could go straight into the laundry right when you get home. Wag niyo na po ipasok yung mga sapatos niyo and maligo kaagad. And also don’t forget to disinfect your groceries! Stay safe everyone! A few tips during #covid2020. 👍
The UNDP strengthens capacities of women, men, and institutions in the country to empower them to achieve the SDGs through advocacy and development projects, and with a special focus on vulnerable groups.
The organization took to socials today to spread the news about having D' Total Performer on board as its new Youth Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals with the hashtags #Agenda2030, #DarrenEspanto4UNDP, and #ForPlanetForPeople.
Likewise, Darren said in his post on Instagram that "it is truly an honor" to be a part of this movement and he hopes "to be of service through this endeavor." Way to go, Darren!
In this time of uncertainty and difficulty, it is our obligation to look after each one and to make sure that we are doing our part to be of help. In this connection, I would like to inform everyone that I am now officially the newest Youth Advocate of the UNDP. It is truly an honor to be a part of this and I hope to be of service through this endeavor. #Agenda2030 #DarrenEspanto4UNDP #ForPlanetForPeople
Watch Darren's empowering message as the new UNDP Youth Advocate in this video:
The young multitalented artist also released an extended version of his latest single and named it "Sasagipin Kita (Stories)" which has been receiving positive feedback from fans. The video shows the real-life stories of three persons and their battles with cancer, depression, and suicide.
Courtesy: Darren Lyndon Espanto
"Sasagipin Kita" is currently at the #3 and #4 spots on the MYX Daily Top 10 and Pinoy MYX Countdown, respectively. Keep on voting for your favorite music videos every day here on myxph.com!