Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s advocacy in education has earned her a new title. She is now the “Ambassador for Knowledge” for Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI).
KCFI president and head of the education arm of ABS-CBN Integrated Public Service, Rina Lopez Bautista, gave Gray the citation for the latter’s “exceptional dedication in advocating for inclusive quality education in the service of Filipino children.” It was signed by Bautista and KCFI vice chairman and ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Eugenio Lopez III.
The announcement was made during Catriona’s recent appearance in ABS-CBN’s morning talk show, “Magandang Buhay.”
Since 2016, the 25 year old Filipino-Australian beauty queen has been volunteering as a teacher assistant to the students of non-profit organization Young Focus PH, which supports the holistic development of underprivileged children in Smokey Mountain, Tondo in Manila, through education.
“Working with Young Focus was the very reason why I joined the pageantry in the first place,” Gray said during her interview in “Magandang Buhay.”
In the Official Letter of Conferment received by Gray, KCFI hopes that with her role as “Ambassador for Knowledge”, “will raise awareness of the global learning crisis affecting middle and low income countries, especially the Philippines, and in turn, encourage local and global collaborative solutions between government, businesses, and citizenry by inviting them to become stewards and co-creators of transformative learning.”