David Koch will be introduce Monday night’s edition of Australian Story on the ABC.
The episode looks Gemma Sisia who ended up establishing an Australian‐run school in Tanzania, East Africa.
Koch presents the episode due to his connection with the school, having previously visited it.
Gemma went to Africa to work in a convent school started by an order of French nuns. But her plans changed when she went on a safari to the Serengeti and fell in love with her Tanzanian safari guide, Richard Sisia, whom she married in 2001.
Gemma started a scheme to sponsor the education of African children. With the help of Rotary, the scheme
soon flourished and Gemma decided to build her own school to fight poverty through education. Four years
later, the school is flourishing but donations to keep the school running are drying up as the global financial
crisis takes hold.
It airs 8pm Monday on ABC1.