Unsung Irish : Christina Noble December 13, 2007Posted by Rambling Man in General Bloggery.
Christina Noble is the founder and director of the CNCF – the Christina Noble Charitable Foundation – which is a charitable organisation which helps homeless and poverty stricken children in Vietnam and Mongolia.
Christina herself came from a poor background. She was born on hard times in Dublin in 1944 and after an horrific childhood in institutions of the state and having suffered a variety of abuse, she escaped to England and married there. Still suffering abuse in her marriage, and at a low point in her life, she had a “dream like no other” in which she had a calling to help the stricken children of Vietnam – a country ravaged by war at that time.
She went on to found her organisation in Ho Chi Minh City in 1989 where the work of the organisation aims to give the children of that place back their childhood and as she herself says “to let them know what it is to be loved. “ Projects that Christina and her foundation have undertaken include the building of schools, clinics and educational support services. She is a great ambassador for this country and an immesurable help to the children of Vietnam.
One could do worse than drop by the website and donate a few bob in their direction.