Aus cricket captain lends his support to Indi Kindi as part of UNICEF ambassador role

Aus cricket captain lends his support to Indi Kindi as part of UNICEF ambassador role

by Freya Lucas

December 09, 2021

Australian cricket captain Pat Cummins has recently been appointed as UNICEF Australia’s newest Ambassador, lending his support to the Indi Kindi program – a ground-breaking mobile early years program for children aged under five in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

 

During his ambassadorship Mr Cummins will use his profile as a respected athlete to support and advocate for UNICEF and its programs.

 

“I’m honoured to announce my new role as a UNICEF Australia Ambassador, joining Australia’s leading children’s charity to play a part in protecting vulnerable children,” Mr Cummins said.

 

One program close to his heart which he is directly helping to fund and support is the Indi Kindi program.

 

“Indi Kindi gives Indigenous children the best start in life by integrating health, nutrition, wellbeing and culture together with early learning delivered outdoors, which is a fantastic initiative and a program I particularly want to back,” he explained.

 

Speaking about the role of ambassadors in supporting UNICEF Australia CEO Tony Stuart said the organisation “is privileged to have a long history of support from our ambassadors and high-profile celebrities who are committed to improving the lives of children.”

 

“UNICEF Australia Ambassadors play a critical role in shining a light on the challenges children face by volunteering their time to raise awareness and mobilise support to help the UN’s children fund reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents with lifesaving help and hope,” he explained. 

 

Globally UNICEF is supported by ambassadors from the sports and entertainment industries and beyond such as David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Selena Gomez and Shakira.

 

For more information on Mr Cummin’s support of Indi Kindi please click here.

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