Grammy nominated superstar Leona Lewis has been named as an ambassador for MTV Staying Alive Foundation. The talented singer/songwriter wants her voice to be heard on this campaign. MTV Staying Alive deals with HIV prevention at grassroots level across the world to empower and educate young people on HIV.
Leona as a global ambassador will represent MTV Staying Alive acting as a spokesperson and the face of the organization in order to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS as well as funds to ensure that those who are at greater risk, as well as young people are adequately equipped with the tools and knowledge on how to protect themselves and their peers from HIV.
Explaining why she decided to get involved, she said: “It is a great honour to be working with MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation as an ambassador. I’m eager to raise awareness of the ongoing global HIV crisis. By empowering young people with knowledge about the disease – particularly women and girls who are disproportionately affected – we can help treat it and ultimately prevent it altogether.”