Derry Girls star Saoirse-Monica is new Children In Crossfire Ambassador
Derry Girls star Saoirse-Monica Jackson is to become Children in Crossfire’s Schools Ambassador.
This voluntary position will see the popular actor engage with young people across Ireland and beyond to promote the local charity’s international education and healthcare programmes.
Announcing her new role as she and CIC founder Richard Moore were interviewed for UTV Life by Pamela Ballantine, Saoirse-Monica said: “I’ve been aware of Children in Crossfire’s support for impoverished children in African countries since I was a child myself. It’s inspiring to follow the positive impact a charity based in my hometown is making for so many vulnerable children in Tanzania and Ethiopia. I was delighted to be asked and excited to say yes to Richard Moore’s request that I support Children in Crossfire’s work in schools. I’m very much looking forward to bringing the message of global citizenship and solidarity to local children and young people, not least because I know so many of them believe in the ideal of a fairer, more just world.”
She added: “Whether it is through their healthcare or education projects, we can all be proud of Children in Crossfire’s work giving children the start in life every child deserves. It is especially encouraging to see the partnership approach that focuses on empowering communities – that’s what can really deliver change in the long term.”
Children in Crossfire’s Founder and Executive Director, Richard Moore added: “We are absolutely thrilled that Saoirse-Monica Jackson has agreed to become our Schools Ambassador. As well as offering celebrity profile in this role, it is clear to me she will also bring great compassion and a strong commitment to giving vulnerable children their best start in life.
“Saoirse-Monica will help Children in Crossfire connect with a new generation, ensuring we can keep making a positive difference for many years to come. We very much look forward to working with her in the months ahead and we thank her for the enthusiasm and energy that has brought to our discussions to date. This promises to be a very exciting time for Children in Crossfire.”