Daily Archives: October 20, 2007
Hollywood Actress Scarlett Johansson has donated “a large sum” to a poverty-stricken school in Sri Lanka after the children there left her overcome with emotion during a recent visit.
“The 22-year-old traveled to Sri Lanka and India with aid workers from the international charity group Oxfam – and claims that the highlight was the time she spent with kids at an under- privileged school in Sri Lanka.
Johansson tells PlanetGossip.eonline.com, “The most gratifying opportunity was visiting a Dalit school. The Dalit community is considered the lowest status in the caste system, and children as young as four are working the fields.” The actress’ hand-out will financially support the school for the next three years.
She has steered clear of the Hollywood party scene and is actually known for being a good actress as apposed to being a tabloid star, kudos to her!
Meanwhile, the Lost In Translation star is currently planning a trip to U.S. Army bases overseas with the United Service Organisation (USO). Her publicist says, “It will be in early 2008 and for about a week. I can’t give out more than that for security reasons.”
On Monday, Scarlett was honoured with the Icon award at Elle magazine’s Women in Hollywood tribute at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.