Action star Jackie Chan is loved by fans worldwide for his movies, but he has a lesser known side: he is a socially committed philanthropist who firmly believes in giving back to society.
Chan recently visited the Human Development Foundation Mercy Center in Bangkok, Thailand, which consists of a shelter for orphans, an adult AIDS hospice and a preschool for needy students from the slums. He spent time with the children and even joined them in a dance performance.
The actor has established various charitable foundations, offers scholarships to help Hong Kong's youths, and provides medical services and aid to victims of natural disasters or illnesses.
Arirang News / Nov. 10, 2009 11:18 KST