In the past five years, Louis Koo (古天樂) has been secretly building public schools in mainland China to help young children in need of proper education.
According to an article in Popular Asians, by the end of 2013, the Louis Koo Charitable Foundation had already successfully built 61 public schools spread across China in remote regions of Sichuan, Gansu, Guangxi, and Guizhou.
The Louis Koo Charitable Foundation was established in 2008 after the drastic earthquake that hit Sichuan, China. Schools and homes were destroyed, and families were left hopeless.
Witnessing the problematic situation, Louis hoped to help the less fortunate through donations. All these years, he has kept a low profile regarding the good deeds he has done and preferred to keep them away from the limelight.
When the press earlier phoned Louis to ask about how much he had spent building the schools, he replied via his manager that he does not wish to talk about money and had only wanted to focus on helping those in need.
Each year, Louis busies himself shooting films, advertisements, and attending promotional functions. Reportedly, he pocketed 236 million RMB in 2013. According to market estimations, it currently costs approximately 500,000 RMB to build one school in mainland China.
Besides making donations, Louis also closely monitored the building progress of his schools. He sent a few workers to supervise the procedures and made sure the buildings were constructed safely and solidly. The 61 school buildings included lecture rooms and dormitories.
Louis’ fans were extremely touched by his good deeds and how he has always maintained such a low profile when discussing his charitable work.
Netizens sent him thankful messages and expressed their gratitude.