Gemma is the Founder and driving force behind St Jude’s and set up the school in 2002.
At 22 years of age, Gemma set off to Africa to teach maths, science and sewing to girls in Kalangu, a rural village in the middle of Uganda. While in East Africa, she saw how children, families and communities were crippled by a lack of education. Later, her father-in-law, gave her land on which to build her school in Arusha, Tanzania.
Opening in 2002, St Jude's provides an education to the poorest children from the local region. Gemma and St Jude’s supporters have tirelessly fundraised so the school can provide a quality education to the poorest of the poor.