2014 Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Award Recipient
Ms. Christina Noble
Founder – Christina Noble Children’s Foundation

Christina Noble OBE, is an exceptional, inspiring person. She has, by her own effort and example and with an unselfish willingness to serve, shown the world that street children are a vital part of humanity – that the abuse and maltreatment suffered by children can be stopped. By providing love, and by giving back dignity to over 700,000 disadvantaged and destitute children and their families in Mongolia and Vietnam, she has shown us that they can be empowered to fulfill their proper role in society. Since 1991 Christina Noble and her Foundation have established over 120 projects and programmes in Vietnam & Mongolia. Today the work of the Foundation continues to impacts the lives of over 20,000 children and their families annually.

Christina Noble is a child of the impoverished Liberties of Dublin during the 1940’s – 1950’s. Christina endured a childhood of loss, isolation & tragedy. After the early death of her mother, Christina was separated from her five siblings and committed to an abusive state institution. Christina escaped several times, ending up living in the streets and parks of Dublin. Christina knows first hand of the pain and betrayal of a lost childhood.

A biopic feature film ‘NOBLE’ has been made on Christina and will be released in September 2014- NOBLE.

"Search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity."
~Albert Schweitzer