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Year 6 student to be awarded for compassion.
Apr 28, 2022
Compassion awarded and paid forward.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of The Fred Hollows Foundation’s Humanity Award and nominations for Year 6 students who demonstrate compassion, integrity, and kindness towards others are being sought.

The Foundation has tipped its hat to 2,000 Year 6 students who have made a positive difference in their community. Nominations can be made at before 11:59pm Friday 22 July.

One Junior Ambassador from each state and territory will be selected. All nominees will receive a certificate and be recognised at a presentation ceremony later this year.

$5,000, donated by the award’s charity partner Specsavers, will be given to a Fred Hollows program to end avoidable blindness.

Last year’s Junior Ambassadors chose to support The Foundation’s work in Eritrea, Nepal, the Philippines, Vietnam, and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.

Founding Director Gabi Hollows is excited to be celebrating the award's 10 anniversary which also coincides with The Fred Hollows Foundation’s 30th year.

Gabi Hollows said, “Being able to celebrate students who care for and look out for others is tremendously special. I am as honoured to recognise students this year, as I was 10 years ago.

“This year also marks the 30th anniversary of our sight-restoring work and I know Fred would be so proud to see how far we’ve come.

“I hope to see more nominations than ever this year so we can celebrate the diversity of Australia’s future leaders, innovators, and hopefully, some eye health nurses and doctors!”