Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Order of Australia

I'm totally excited to see that Gemma has been honoured in the 2007 Queens Birthday Honours.

She has been awarded the Order of Australia (AM) with the citation:

  • For service to the international community through the establishment and development of The School of St Jude in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Australian honours system confers the Member of the Order of Australia for service in a particular locality or field of activity or to a particular group.

So, congratulations to Gemma Sisia (AM)!

I hope that this high honour will help to advance the great work you are doing at the School of St Jude. One of Africa's most successful projects, this school will be the first of many that provide free education to the future leaders of Tanzania and fights poverty through education.

1 comment:

Megan Bayliss said...

Congratulations to Gemma - a worthier recipient I cannot imagine.

Thank you to you too Gillian for supporting Gamma's work and in turn supporting a sustainable life for all children.

Here via the Carnival of Australia