By Tim Saunders on
According to an article in Time magazine, the pair visited the village of Sanjiang, Wenchuan county, to see a school and counseling center designed to provide post-trauma and psychological relief in China’s Sichuan province funded by Versace through the One Foundation.
“When you see things on television, you don’t know if it’s true,” said Versace. “I wanted to see it with my eyes and touch it myself.”
The counseling centers and schools provide a place to live while families rebuild their homes, as well as one-on-one counseling sessions with doctors. Versace hopes to raise $1.2 million more to open two or three schools in the earthquake zone.
“I cannot begin to imagine the terrible effect something like this must have on young children,” she said. “Children want to feel safe and cared for, and so I hope that through providing expert care for them, we might be able to bring back some of that feeling of security into their lives.”
“I don’t ask for CEO’s money, I ask for their hearts,” added Li. “With hearts we can change a lot.”
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