Save the Children Hong Kong is pleased to announce that Mr. Donnie Yen has been appointed as an Ambassador for Save the Children Hong Kong. Mr. Donnie Yen participated in a health and nutrition program for migrate children in Guangzhou run by the organisation. He also visited and interacted with a family, which had recently migrated to Guangzhou, to express concern about their lives.
As of 2015, there were 7,360,000 migrants and 662,000 migrant children aged between 6 and 15 living in Guangzhou. Having migrated twice during his childhood, the visit to migrant children in his place of birth held a special meaning for Donnie. A video of Donnie’s visit in Guangzhou showed that he had participated in a nutrition and hygiene lesson and brushed teeth with the students. It also covers his visit with a migrant family to understand how poverty has impacted their lives.
Donnie said: “I am glad to be an ambassador for Save the Children, they help the children around the world and I hope I can contribute”. He also urged greater public awareness of child poverty exacerbated by urbanization during the event: “I was born in Guangzhou. I had already moved twice to the two different cities before aged 11. I know what it’s like to be a migrant child far from home. The problem of child poverty in urban areas is getting worse even though societies are becoming developed; migrant children are being left behind and need our help.”
Mrs. Cathy Lee, the patron of Save the Children Hong Kong, was also there to welcome Donnie to the Save the Children family. “We are pleased to have Donnie join us. Together, we can help more children in need.” Cathy said. Amy Fong, CEO of Save the Children Hong Kong, said: “We are delighted to have support from Donnie. He is a role model for many children who have been inspired by his story.”
Source of Information: Save the Children Hong Kong