Nanette Medved hailed as 'true to life Darna' for donating classrooms in Marawi

MANILA, Philippines – Nanette Medved earned the praise of netizens as she donated classrooms for school children in Marawi City.

On her Instagram, Nanette shared snippets of her memorable trip to Marawi City with her organization, Team Hope. Among the many things she enjoyed, she said she was happy to be able to turnover classrooms to the schoolchildren.
Nanette Medved hailed as "true to life Darna" for donating classrooms in Marawi

Posing beside children, Nanette wrote,”So happy to be able to turn over 8 classrooms here in Marawi today. Thank you to the Maranao for your heart warming hospitality especially given the circumstances!”

She added, “Finally, thank you to the approximately 2 million choices that made these classrooms possible.”

The 90’s Darna also posed another smiling photo of her as she sat on the floor. Nanette wrote, “Me and my FOOD! Sitting on the floor, eating with my hands and enjoying Maranao hospitality just an amazing day! Thank you Marawi!”

Her post quickly gained the praises and compliments from netizens. Actress Iza Calzado commented, “You’re such an amazing woman! Congratulations to you and Team Hope!”

A netizen dubbed her a “true to life Darna!”

Another one wrote, “Wow! Beautiful lady with a beautiful heart.”

Nanette, however, clarified that the donation was made with the help of many companies, consumers who support their cause and “the tireless and inspiring work of the Hope Team for which nothing I do would be possible.”

Nanette rose to fame in the 90’s with movies such as "Sa Diyos Lang Ako Susuko" with Robin Padilla. But her biggest hit was when she played the iconic superhero “Darna” in 1991 directed by Joel Lamangan.

She has since shied away from showbiz around 2000 and got married to Christopher Po in South Africa in June 1999 and they now have 2 children, Ganden and Joss Dechen.

Aside from being a businesswoman, Nanette has focused on her advocacy as a philanthropist. She is the founder and CEO of Generation Hope in 2014.

HOPE sells “Hope in a Bottle” purified bottled water. All the profits of the products help build classrooms all across the country. To date, HOPE has built 78 classrooms that has helped 13,940 children.

The former star had earlier shared that her role as Darna has inspired her to do something good for others. Nanette said, “I always wanted to be useful in some way and I think my previous career has given me a little bit of an audience to leverage to do something good. I’ve always thought that people shouldn’t be a waste of space.”

— Sally, The Summit Express

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