FIRST LADY PENG LIYUAN’S ENCOUNTERS WITH CHILDREN IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES ON HER OVERSEAS VISITS LAST YEAR: Peng visited a Russian school for orphans. She said she hoped that they all grow up healthy and wished them a happy life. The first lady donated school bags to the WAMA Foundation and met several children at an event held by the nonprofit, which aims to improve the lives of children and women. The first lady, who is a folk singer, met with teachers and students at a music school and talked about her experiences as an artist. Peng brought computers, toys and stationery supplies to an adoption center and said she appreciated the center’s efforts in combating HIV/AIDS. Peng gave stuffed panda toys to an association for children with Pediatric patients presented their paintings to Peng, who donated works of Chinese paper cutting in return. She visited a cancer treatment center for children, who all said ni hao (hello) to her. The first lady attended a concert by Malaysian children, who sang the Chinese song LettheWorld FillwithLove.
First lady Peng Liyuan chats with a boy suffering from asthma during a visit to Necker Hospital, the world’s first children’s hospital in Paris, on Wednesday. Peng, the World Health Organization’s goodwill ambassador for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, brought panda toys as gifts to patients.