World Vision Hong Kong Celebrities Visit Impoverished Children in Nepal

Feb 13, 2009 11:04 AM EST

On February 9, influential Hong Kong celebrities Vivian Chow, Cheung King Hin, and Charlene Choi, who responded to World Vision Hong Kong’s invitation, and staffs of world vision concluded their visit to Nepal, during which they brought joy and warmth to the children living in extreme conditions.

After the visit, everyone in the group had deep reflections. Despite the recent negative news reports about her, Vivian, in particular, said that she will never be influenced by them but will place philanthropy as first priority and continue to expand this heart of generosity.

While it is the first time to visit Africa, Vivian met with the children who she has been sponsoring through World Vision and brought new clothes for them and she also played joyfully with them. Seeing how messy the children’s hairs were, she personally groomed their hair. While these children quietly sat there while enjoy a upper-class “service”, their faces revealed their happiness.

Moreover, Cheung, Charlene, and Vivian continued on their visitation trip and visited an impoverished family where the small girls were making a living by gathering and collecting rocks. These three Hong Kong celebrities also personally experienced the laborious lifestyle of the indigenous by collecting rocks along with the small girls.

Before leaving for the trip, Cheung was already sick and his sickness elevated to a fever till the last day of the trip. As a result, he wasn’t able to follow the team to visit the children who were receiving sponsorships, so he expressed regrets.

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Hosted by Hong Kong World Vision and Ultimate 903, one of the two channels of commercial radio Hong Kong, the 26th Annual Famine 30 will be held at the Hong Kong Football Stadium from April 18th thru 19th. This year’s theme is “Famine 30, Save 100 Million.”

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. They serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As followers of Jesus, they are dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people. World Vision, established by Dr. Bob Pierce, an American journalist, in 1950, is now working in nearly 100 countries, benefiting over 100 million people. World Vision focuses on children because when they are fed, sheltered, schooled, protected, valued, and loved, a community thrives.

Reporter Sally Li contributed to this report.