Louis Koo (古天樂) is not only one of the industry most charitable superstars, he is also one of the most low-profile. In the last eight years, Louis has established about 85 public schools across rural areas in Mainland China, all which were done behind the eyes of the prying media.
The quiet actor never liked to talk about his charitable works. When the media first found out about his humanitarianism in 2012, the actor remained tight-lipped, always responding with a “no comment” whenever he was asked about his schools.
In early 2014, it was reported that Louis had already founded 61 schools across rural China through his charity foundations. He has also funded projects for medical clinics and water supplies. As of January 2016, Louis has founded 24 more, totaling to 85 public primary schools.
Louis has been building schools since the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, a disaster that killed over 69,000 people and left nearly 5 million people homeless. He established his charitable foundation the following year, and hired a team of volunteers to diligently work on rebuilding schools across rural areas of Mainland China. Occassionally, Louis would take time off his busy schedule to overlook the schools’ constructions, and would even interact with the students.
The 45-year-old actor’s quiet methods of giving touches fans and colleagues alike. His generosity and warm heart is definitely the complete contrast of his cool image.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.