“Young people such as Flora…are the primary reason we have great hope for China and globalisation.” – Jackie Chan, in a letter to our Beijing student Flora
Flora started calligraphy when she was just seven years old. Now a Year 13 student at Dulwich College Beijing, she has begun to utilise her talent and this creative avenue for philanthropic purposes.
Inspired by the Jackie Chan Foundation’s endeavour to help young children in lesser-developed Chinese cities who have been diagnosed with serious illnesses, Flora began volunteering for the organisation.
After Flora began to sell some of her calligraphy to raise money for the foundation, Jackie Chan took notice of her efforts and bought two Chinese fans from her as part of the effort, in addition to pledging to match the money she raises.
In his letter to Flora, Mr Chan said:
“I was powerfully reminded of the hope and promise of the young people in China by the freshness and creativity of Flora's works of calligraphy and the extraordinary sum of money raised for charity at the exhibition. Young people such as Flora, caring about disadvantaged groups in society, and using art and social media as power tools for social change, are the primary reason we have great hope for China and globalisation.”