Gemma Sisia and Dorice Livingstone will be in the Highlands this month as part of their Australian tour for St Jude’s. Photo suppliedAT just 22 years of age, Gemma Sisia travelled to Uganda to volunteers as a teacher.
What came about as the result of that trip was simply amazing.
Over in Unganda she taught girls maths and sewing.
When she returned to Australia she fundraised to help underprivileged children in East Africa complete their schooling.
Gemma eventually raised enough money to start an official fund to invest in the education of East Africa’s poorest children.
Along with the gift of a small plot of land in Arusha, Tanzania, Gemma began to build The School of St Jude with the help of friends, family and Rotary Groups.
Southern Highlands resident Felicity Curtis wants to help Gemma in her efforts to provide free, high quality education to children in Africa.
Ms Curtis will hold a fundraising dinner at Centennial Vineyards on Thursday, March 31.
Dinner and a glass of wine is included in the $65 cost.
Ms Curtis went to high school with Gemma in Sydney and has already been over to the school and sponsors a couple of the girls there.
“I’ve wanted to do something for awhile,” she said.
Gemma will also speak at Moss Vale High before the fundraiser as part of the positive behaviour for success program where she will talk about the value of education.
Teachers from Moss Vale High who had also been to the school and heard Gemma speak helped Ms Curtis organise the event.
St Judes regularly performs in the top three in its region and the top 10 in the country.
Contact Ms Curtis at [email protected]南京夜网 or on 0404 042 292 for tickets.
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