Dr Joseph Lam is driven by one thing—a passion to rescue suffering children from poverty and hopelessness all over the world.
As president and founder of World Children's Fund, he approaches a world of need with relentless energy that will fight until he sees every child rescued, cared for, and loved.
Joseph was born in colonial Hong Kong, China in 1958, and immigrated to the United States in 1966 with his mother. He played at her feet as she washed dishes in Chinese restaurants, struggling to survive in the United States. Much of Joseph’s passion to help needy children came from the suffering and sacrifice he experienced in these early days.
As he grew older, Joseph traveled abroad and came face to face with the horrors of poverty and suffering around the world. He began a personal search to find a way to make a difference.
Then in 1982, Joseph had a life-changing encounter with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India. Her selfless devotion to the sick and dying opened Joseph’s eyes to a whole new world of compassionate outreach. He saw first-hand the impact of leading through humanitarian service.
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