New Zealand-born actress Danielle Cormack has swapped the confines of Wentworth Prison for the wide open spaces of Kenya, as part of her latest role as ambassador for Child Fund New Zealand and Australia.
The actress, who played Bea Smith in the reboot of the prison drama has also starred in Rake and Deep Water.
But now she is lending her support to the charity to help create better lives for the victims of ‘the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.’
In her capacity as an ambassador for Child Fund New Zealand and Australia, Danielle is touring to areas both benefiting from community projects and those ‘at the centre of the food crisis.’
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the 46-year-old spoke of her first-hand experience of the devastating impact of climate change in drought-affected Kenya.
Revealing the dire conditions which compelled to help those affected by it, she told the newspaper:
“The drought is affecting the health and livelihoods of so many, especially children and feeding mother.
“I’m here to see first hand the work they are doing with the communities to implement more sustainable living and to eliminate the causes of child poverty.”
She also spoke of her heartwarming experience being able to offer hungry children a rare nutritious meal.
“We served them a big mug of Unimix — a maize-soy porridge that includes dietary essentials like protein, fats and vitamins.
“Within 10 minutes they were noticeably more energetic and today there was enough for a second helping.”
Child Fund New Zealand and Australia works to assist locals in the establishment of sustainable initiatives within communities. They help develop systems to provide clean water, health care and feeding programs.
Wentworth is broadcast on M-Net City in Kenya and Channel 5 in the U.K.