It seems like the outlook for Professor Yu Jianrong’s grassroots campaign to locate missing children by photographing beggars is getting brighter and brighter. Jet Li’s One Foundation has now joined the fight with Yu and “宝贝回家 (bao bei hui jia) Baby, come home” website founder Zhang Baoyuan to find missing kids, setting up a special fund for search operations.
The One Foundation has committed to investing the first 200,000RMB in initial funding, with Yu, Zhang and several other big names on the child locating front – writer Li Chengpeng and lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, most notably – donating a further 10,000RMB each.
Yu’s project, which started when a mother saw a photo of her kidnapped child begging on the streets of Xiamen and asked him for help publicizing it has now already reunited at least two children with their parents.
While it’s unclear how you can donate to the One Foundations fund right now, you CAN help by taking photos of beggar children and forwarding them to the Weibo account @随手拍照解救乞讨儿童 (sui shou pai zhao jie qiu qi tao er tong).