|Jackie Chan at the press conference on November 4 in Hanoi. (Photo: SGGP)|
Chinese actor Jackie Chan arrived in Vietnam November 4 as ambassador for Operation Smile, a charitable organization that provides free surgery for children with cleft lips and palates.
He visited the Vietnam – Cuba Hospital and met child patients, as well joining in various activities to raise funds.
“Despite that fact that I’ve been to Vietnam twice as ambassador for two different organizations, there’s only one Jackie Chan. I’ll always do my best today and in the following years to help as many children as I can to have a better life,” he said at a press conference on November 4.
He established a fund, the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, and encouraged his son to join charitable activities with him.
On November 5, before his visit in Vietnam ended, he returned to the hospital to encourage some children before they had surgery to win back their smiles.
Jackie Chan first came to Vietnam as an ambassador for UNICEF.