Chinese actor Jet Li and Australian pro golfer Adam Scott have both launched their own foundations in Singapore.
They were at the Global Philanthropy Forum which is being held in Asia for the first time.
The forum is a leading platform for promoting private philanthropy.
Li said he made the move because he believes Singapore is emerging to be a leading centre for charity work.
He also feels the country has the potential to become a training ground for non-government organisations and charity workers.
He is taking a year off from work to focus on the project.
Meanwhile, Scott is using Singapore as a base to expand his three-year-old foundation, which is targeted at helping young people in the region.
He said: “I am known as a global golfer, and I think this is just part of the process of bringing my foundation out of Australia and becoming a little bit global with it. I think the whole philosophy of philanthropy is a global idea.”
Source : Channel NewsAsia – 12 Sep 2008