Camila Cabello has become the newest Save the Children ambassador, with the mission of raising awareness and advocating for children’s rights in the U.S. and around the world, as PEOPLE revealed on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 27).

Earlier this year, the Cuban-American singer visited a Save The Children-supported daycare in Puerto Rico that was affected by Hurricane Maria, as the outlet reported. As her first trip with the organization, Cabello, along with her mom, interacted with the children, read stories to them, and played games with them.

“We’re thrilled that Camila’s dedication and passion for music extends to helping the world’s most vulnerable children,” Save the Children president & ceo Carolyn Miles said in a statement. “Camila has shown unwavering support in our work to reach every last child. We are grateful for all she has done to call attention to the issues children face globally by using her strong social media presence and speaking out to her audience of highly engaged fans.”

“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 also told 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.”


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