Charity worker Moira Kelly speaks to Mandurah Catholic College students

Charity worker Moira Kelly speaks to Mandurah Catholic College students

THE inspirational story of devoted charity worker Moira Kelly captivated staff and students at Mandurah Catholic College.

Ms Kelly addressed Year 8 and 9 students detailing a life spent caring for sick and needy children and their families in many impoverished countries including India, South Africa, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania.

The Melbourne mother is best known as the charity worker who in 2006 brought conjoined twins Trishna and Krishna from Bangladesh to Australia for lifesaving surgery.

The twins are now two of several children living with Moira; the extended family of 13 includes her two adopted sons from Iraq, Ahmed, who represented Australia at the 2013 Para-Olympics and Emmanuel, who is forging a music career.

Ms Kelly has dedicated her life to charity work with the goal of making the world a better place.

An advocate for refugees and asylum seekers, Ms Kelly is also spearheading the Global Gardens for Peace initiative to sow hope, peace and reconciliation in war or disaster torn regions of the world.