Rita is currently a SOS Children’s Villages Ambassador, the world’s largest charity for orphaned and abandoned children. They provide loving homes by providing a family environment for children who have no one. These children are nurtured by an SOS Mother who is from the local community and professionally trained to form family ties with each child. Through education, medical, family strengthening and outreach programs, SOS Children’s Villages impacts the lives of over 1 million people each year. At the moment, an estimated 263 million children are out of school globally. We can change that. Through education and lifelong learning, the cycle of exclusion, poverty, domestic violence and family breakdown can be stopped. For children who do have access to education, it can mean the difference between a lifetime of struggle and success. With your help, we can positively reach even more children and families in the years to come.

Rita has worked with this charity for the past few years and is the Humanitarian Award Recipient where she has raised over $50 000 to help support vulnerable children.