By Tim Saunders on
Legendary music producer Quincy Jones attended a charity event in the Czech Republic earlier this week.
The 76-year-old was honored at the Sunflower Children’s Foundation’s annual gala for his work with children in need.
The Sunflower Children’s Foundation was founded in 1999 by Czech model Helena Houdova to aid disadvantaged children in the country: "Since 1997 I have been working with orphans and deaf children in my home of the Czech Republic. As a fashion model, I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting and caring people.
“While on my travels many people were very interested in helping or doing something for children, but were unsure of how to get involved. I realized that I had a great opportunity to connect these two worlds in which I live and work. People with the means to help disadvantaged children around the world who desperately need our support. And that is how the Sunflower Children came to be. According to the National Institute For Literacy, 113 million children around the world have no access to primary education. This number continues to grow, but we are trying to change its direction one child, one school, and one community at a time. The lack of education and opportunity for education is a global issue, which needs tremendous support today and in years to come.”
More information about the charity can be found here.
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