Friday, June 5, 2009

Leehom return from World Vision Trip



From May 24 to June 2, 2009, celebrity Wang Lee Hom who is this year's World Vision Taiwan 30 Hour Famine Ambassador, visited Sierra Leone to see recent program accomplishments and understand the on-going needs of children and communities affected by the civil war and global food crisis.


Source: HunanTV (article) & UDN (pictures)
Translation by minivicki @ Asianfanatics

王力宏非洲认领10个小孩 当20个孩子“爸爸”
Wang Lee Hom sponsors 10 children in Africa


Leehom and his younger brother.

据台湾媒体报道,王力宏上月随台湾公益组织赴塞拉利昂探访,昨日(6月2日),他结束10天行程返回台湾。据悉,他此次又在塞拉利昂认领了10名小孩。这样王力宏已是20名小孩的“爸爸”。
According to Taiwan media report, Wang Leehom followed a Taiwan's charity organisation and visited Sierra Leone. Yesterday (June 2nd), he ended his 10 days trip and returned to Taiwan. It is said that this time round, he has sponsored another 10 children in Sierra Leone and that makes LeeHom the "daddy" of 20 kids in total now.


王力宏在机场现身时略显疲惫。他因为从小镇搭车、转搭船到机场,再飞伦敦经曼谷转机返台,足足花了52小时。而王力宏为此次探访推掉3场商演,少赚500万新台币(约折合104万人民币),但他说:“经验是金钱买不到的。”
When at the airport, LeeHom appeared to be quite tired. He spent a total of 52 hours traveling back, first taking a car from the town followed by a boat ride to the airport before flying to London and passing Bangkok for a transfer back to Taiwan. Due to this visit, LeeHom also rejected 3 performances and missed out on NT 5 million of income. However, he said that "The experience is something money can't buy."


睡觉挂蚊帐
Hanging the mosquito net when sleeping

王力宏这10天过得刻苦,在没水没电的情况下,用餐也没有餐具,而是和众人一样徒手吃饭,由于当地疟疾、登革热很严重,他虽事先打了预防针和吃药,但只能达到百分之80的预防效果,所以睡觉时都得挂蚊帐,以防蚊虫叮咬。
LeeHom had a very tough 10 days as he had to live in a condition where there's no water and electricity. Even when dining, there is no proper utensils. He had to follow the others and eat with his hands. There's a lot of mosquitos there and the problem of dengue is quite severe. Although LeeHom already went for a vaccine and ate medicine, those would only have a 80% protection rate. Thus he also had to hung the mosquito net before sleeping to prevent mosquito bites.

王力宏前年底赴老挝访视后,认养了10名小孩;这回从塞拉利昂归来,他又多了10个孩子,如今已是有20个各国人种儿女的“爸爸”。此行王力宏带弟弟同行,让弟弟也能参与公益,是很特别、难忘的经验。
Last year, LeeHom visited Laos and sponsored 10 children already. This time, returning from Sierra Leone, he has sponsored another 10 more children and is thus now the "daddy" of 20 children of various nationality. LeeHom brought along his younger brother on this trip so that his younger brother could get involve in charity work and have a special, unforgettable experience.

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