By Naran – When She Saw A Child (Christina Noble).wmv
Christina Noble (the founder and driving force behind the Christina Noble Foundation) has supported Association of the Development of Mongolian Women in Europe’s “Women of the Year-2013” award ceremony and gave a deeply heartfelt powerful speech. In her speech:
“Despite its rapid economic growth in the mining and mineral industries poverty has remained virtually unchanged over the last two decades. With the uncertainties of the ever looming global economic crisis, the situation of poverty stricken families and their children are deeply exasperated, and immediate measures are needed to protect the most vulnerable and those at risk. Mongolian government must act now.”
She is known as ‘Mama Tina’, Christina has become one of the most inspirational Irish female crusaders of our time. Her passion for children’s rights was catalyzed by her tumultuous upbringing and she overcame adversity to care and advocate for disadvantaged children in Mongolia and Vietnam.
Since 1997, Christina started operations in Mongolia, where it put in place prison education programmes, healthcare projects, sponsorship schemes for children and revolving loan systems. To date, the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation has helped an estimated 140,000 children and she has received an OBE from Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace for her work.