He may be one of the most popular stars in the Hong Kong industry, but he has kept completely quiet about the schools he has been building in rural China -- all 85 of them.
According to Jaynestars, Louis Koo is not only one of the industry's most charitable superstars, he is also one of the most low-profile.
In the last eight years, Louis has founded about 85 public schools across rural areas in Mainland China.
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.
Ocassionally, 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 deeply touched fans.