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.