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Jerry Yan to visit Filipino sponsored children as Asia’s World Vision child sponsorship ambassador

Jerry Yan to visit Filipino sponsored children
as Asia’s World Vision child sponsorship ambassador

Taiwanese superstar Jerry Yan, popularly known as Dao Ming Si of the phenomenal hit TV series Meteor Garden and F4 fame, will be visiting the Philippines early December to promote World Vision’s Child Sponsorship program.

Jerry has been appointed as the first Asia Regional Sponsorship Ambassador of World Vision.

World Vision-Philippines was among the World Vision offices in Asia that endorsed the Asian pop star to be their envoy promoting child sponsorship across Asia.

In his first inaugural trip as Child Sponsorship Ambassador, Jerry visited World Vision-supported projects and communities in Mongolia from 24-30 October.

Following Mongolia, Jerry commenced his Asian tour to eight World Vision offices starting off in Taiwan. He will then proceed to Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines and Thailand from this month until December 2006.

Jerry joins more than three million other World Vision child sponsors in supporting poor children the world over. He currently sponsors three children in Mongolia.

“Becoming a World Vision Child Sponsor has changed me. I had better understanding of the children living in poverty around this part of the world and the dire circumstances many are living in,” Jerry said during an interview after his trip in Mongolia.

Jerry said he has seen for himself how child sponsorship helps keep a child in school, provide the child and his family with basic health care, potable water, food security and sustainable livelihood. Through holistic development, the child will be able to live and grow in a healthier, happier environment.

In line with his exposure trip in Mongolia and Asian tour, Jerry is calling for around 35,000 new sponsors for children in need throughout Asia.

Here in the Philippines, World Vision assists more than 120,000 children in 34 provinces and 22 cities across the country. Nearly 10,000 Filipinos are engaged in giving as a life-changing investment to 11,797 children through child sponsorship. For only P15 a day or P450 a month, a child’s life is transformed and his/her future is secured.

Through Jerry’s visit, World Vision-Philippines hopes to raise public awareness on child sponsorship and find new sponsors for 1,000 poor Filipino children.

World Vision is a child-focused Christian, development, advocacy and relief organization that helps over 100 million people in 96 countries in 2005 alone. It is one of the world’s largest child sponsorship agencies. ###

source: World Vision Philippines Website

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