Petra Nemcova, a supermodel with a heart for children

A survivor of the 2004 tsunami, Czech supermodel and philanthropist Petra Nemcova (left) says it is a challenge to help many children because funding is limited.
A survivor of the 2004 tsunami, Czech supermodel and philanthropist Petra Nemcova says it is a challenge to help many children because funding is limited.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Petra Nemcova has set up a charity to rebuild schools in areas affected by natural disasters and bring education to kids

Czech supermodel, entrepreneur and philanthropist Petra Nemcova, 38, was in Singapore recently to attend a fund-raiser for the Indonesian arm of her charity, Happy Hearts Fund.

She started the charity - which rebuilds schools in areas that have been impacted by natural disasters - in 2006 and has built more than 170 schools in 10 countries since, including Thailand, Mexico, Nepal and Indonesia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 26, 2018, with the headline 'Model with a heart for children'. Print Edition | Subscribe