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Jet Li's foundation embraces int'l partner
2007-09-25 04:34:31 Xinhua English

Chinese kungfu movie superstar Jet Li talks to the media about his charity, the One Foundation in this undated photo.(Photo: thefirst.cn)

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BEIJING, Sept. 24 -- Li Lianjie, known more commonly as Jet Li, a Chinese martial arts star and Red Cross Society ambassador, together with Princess Ubol Ratana Ratchakaya Siriwattana Pannawadi of Thailand announced a joint charity project in Beijing on Tuesday.

With the common focus of providing help to young people, the One Foundation led by Li and the To Be Number One Foundation led by Princess Ubol will join hands for the initiative.

This is the first time that the One Foundation has united with an international group since its launch in April 2007.

Jet Li said at the opening ceremony in Beijing that the One Foundation is expecting to cooperate with more and more international organizations.

As a first of its kind, the One Foundation highlights proper guidelines for juveniles, reaching out a helping hand to youngsters suffering from mental illness.

Princess Ubol shares the One Foundation's mission of caring for youth. Her Royal Highness is the chairperson of Thailand's To Be Number One Foundation, which promotes healthy living habits among youngsters and fights against drug abuse.

The To Be Number One Foundation has a sponsorship team of over 3000 people, and has set up over 30 "friend corners" to help young people aged 10 to 24 get away from drugs.

Jet Li and Princess Ubol exchanged gifts at the ceremony to cement their sincerity for the collaboration.

Jet Li's foundation has gained increasing attention of late with more and more celebrities taking part. The foundation has drawn over 300 people from all walks of life to sign up as volunteers.

(Source: CRIENGLISH.com)

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