audio close compressed excel CS_logo_icon_solid_yellow_alt Created with Sketch. x x image insta-black menu pdf Print BTN - Shortlist Created with Sketch. Share Asset 1 word

Kelly AO

International humanitarian.


Moira is truly one of a kind, a rare breed of person who has devoted her life to the service of others - mainly sick children from third world countries.

She was just eight years old when she watched a documentary at school about the life and work of the late Mother Theresa. Arriving home, she vowed to her mother that one day, she would work with the Calcutta saint. Many years later, Moira did indeed work with the celebrated nun and it was then the seeds of her own personal philosophy were sown. 'Wherever there is the greatest evil, the greatest good can be achieved.' Coupled with her own inner determination, the lessons Moira learned from the diminutive sister set the foundation for a lifetime of charity work.

Many regard Moira Kelly as saint-like. She would not agree but believes she is just trying to make a difference and help those less fortunate.


At least two heart moving and award-winning documentaries have been made on Moira's work - A Compassionate Rage about her work in Albania and Brothers in Arms about two little Iraqi boys without proper arms or legs she rescued from an orphanage in Baghdad.

Moira Kelly was a founder of The Children First Foundation, which was established in July 1999 to support Moira's humanitarian work.

In February 2004, Moira created Global Gardens of Peace during a medical rescue mission to Gaza. Global Gardens of Peace is an initiative where gardens and playgrounds will be globally funded, created and delivered for post war, conflict and underprivileged communities.

In a world crying out for meaning and inspiration, her raw passion and authentic style is riveting

She spoke with a lot of passion and had some great stories. AMP

Moira was just fantastic. As I have said before many of the girls as Year 9 students studied Moira as a modern day prophet, she therefore was well received on the day. She was inspirational and engendered a sense of purpose within the girls. Her story was extraordinary; it was just amasing that so much can be achieved by one person with a love of humanity. Moira gave the girls a great insight into what can be achieved if you never give up.

Marian College

Undoubtedly, the highlight of the conference was an address by Ms Moira Kelly about her work in many war-torn, impoverished areas of the world. Her life's work focuses on the children; the innocent victims in all this and her marvellous work in giving these young people a good quality of life. Moira is without doubt the most inspirational speaker I have ever listened to. Her candid honest approach is both powerful and tender and it is impossible not to feel part of her struggle as she details her moving experiences with us. It is rare and totally refreshing to listen to someone who has dedicated her life to helping others expecting nothing in return. I would highly recommend her as a speaker for any event you may be considering.

Convince Australia

Moira's Kelly talk was not only inspiring but very engaging. She knows how to keep the audience interested and she speaks from the heart. I was a bit nervous about meeting a high profile person like Moira Kelly, bust she is lovely and humble. I am very happy that she had accepted to speak at the YHF.

Youth Humanitarian Festival
Let us know

and we'll send all the latest Saxton updates and news direct to your inbox
Thanks, you have been subscribed
View Shortlist