Singer Han Geng, who has been described as the most influential male celebrity in China, traveled to the UK for the first time to deliver a speech on Saturday to inspire the next generation of aspiring Chinese business leaders. Hundreds of fans were inspired as they attended the event to see the dancer and actor, who is one of the world’s most famous Chinese men. The event was hosted in support of the LSBF HOPE foundation, which aims to give young people the chance to achieve their dreams and career goals.
The event was hosted at the Westminster Central Hall in London. Before Geng’s speech, the audience listened to the Director at LSBF School of English, Fay Drewry, who discussed the challenges of studying and living in a foreign country. She also spoke about the importance of the importance that English plays in the world today. The audience also watched a fashion show that featured the creations of students from the London College of Contemporary Arts and the School of Fashion and Design London.
Geng, who won the MTV EMA ‘Best Worldwide Act,’ was introduced by LSBF’S Rector and CEO, Professor Maurits Van Roijen, who presented the singer with an Award of Appreciation for his support to the LSBF HOPE cause. Genge also discussed his struggle to the top, and how he fought to succeed overseas.
All of the donations received at the event will be given to the LSBF HOPE Foundation, which will be used for investing in charity schools in China. To learn more about LSBF, visit the charity’s official Web site.
Written by: Karen Benardello