By People Staff
February 08, 1999 12:00 AM

It wasn’t just the big things like the Nile or the pyramids that impressed Brooke Shields during a recent tour of Cairo. “I was beyond moved by the children themselves,” the “Suddenly Susan” star told the Associated Press. “I was amazed at how none of them were willing to be negative about their lives.” Shields and other celebrities are part of the worldwide LISTEN project, which aims to raise $99 million at the start of the millennium for children in developing countries. “It didn’t matter that I didn’t speak their language,” Shields said of the children. “They just saw a kind face and someone who was willing to listen.”

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