Australian cricket legend Adam Gilchrist is a long-standing and committed Ambassador who officially joined World Vision Australia in September 2004. Unofficially, Adam's association with World Vision began more than 20 years earlier, when his family sponsored a child in Africa.
Adam first saw World Vision's work while on tour in India, where he visited an urban slum in Chennai in 2004. Since then, he's returned to India twice to see World Vision's work, in 2006 and 2011. He also sponsors a child in Sri Lanka.
Adam has been a vocal advocate for many aspects of our work, including World Vision's Asia Tsunami Appeal in 2005, which helped raise $15 million for affected areas, and the 2011 Step up to the Plate campaign, which urged international leaders to address world hunger.
World Vision’s work
World Vision Australia works globally with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Our work in long-term community development, policy advocacy and change, and emergency relief addresses not only the symptoms of poverty, but also its complex and interrelated causes.
Adam is a passionate advocate for our child sponsorship program having sponsored children in India and Sri Lanka. Adam has seen how his sponsorship has enabled once-struggling communities to generate more income and provide quality education, clean water, nutritious food and healthcare for their children.