Taiwan actress sponsors 18 kids around the world


TAIPEI — Sonia Sui, a local fashion model and actress, is the “mother” of 18 children from disadvantaged families in Asia, Central America, Africa and Eastern Europe, according to World Vision Taiwan (WVT), a Christian charity organization.

The charity shot a video Thursday featuring Sui wishing a Romanian girl a happy childhood, which will be shown at a celebration party in Romania later this month, a WVT executive said.

Sui began to sponsor the girl last year. In the film, she calls the girl “my little angel” and says she hopes the girl “eats well, sleeps well every day and will find happiness through your own strength in the future.”

According to the WVT executive, Sui began to take part in the WVT’s sponsorship program in 2008 and has sponsored 18 children in Indonesia, India, Mongolia, El Salvador, Niger, Romania and Taiwan.

Sui has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in the TV drama series “The Fierce Wife” at the 46th Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Emmy Awards. The winners will be announced later this year.