The Fred Hollows Humanity Awards

The Fred Hollows Humanity Awards

Do you know a child following in Fred’s footsteps?
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The Fred Hollows Humanity Awards are a global movement created to recognise passionate children striving to make the world around them better.

The next Fred Hollows could be a little girl, a little boy, a little miracle worker! A child with the compassion, integrity and kindness to walk in Fred’s shoes. 

Nominations are now closed for the 2023 Humanity Awards.

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Meet our previous Humanity Award nominees


Madison Macmillan, 2022 Junior Ambassador

Madison was nominated by Deputy Head of Saint Francis Xavier Catholic School, Jennie Dean. Jennie Dean says that ‘Madison portrays kindness, support, and big picture future thinking. Madison encourages and supports her friends and her teachers every day. Her leadership at school is one we admire.’

The 11-year-old student has donated over $1200 from the hundreds of books she has sold to the Northland Rescue Chopper Service. Madison has been fundraising since before she started school, as well as being a Chopper ambassador, she has voiced numerous radio ads and fronted many Facebook and YouTube interviews with pilots and intensive care paramedics.

Read Madison's story


Aneke Kilbride, our 2022 Junior Ambassador

Aneke Kilbride, 2021 Junior Ambassador

Aneke Kilbride from Paekākāriki School in Kapiti Coast was nominated by her Principal, Julia Bevin, for courageously taking on the local District Council about the region’s environmental footprint.

Read Aneke's story



Elly Roadley, 2020 Junior Ambassador

Elly, from Whangaparaoa School, was nominated by her teacher, Hamish Ross, for her compassionate nature and selfless acts.

Read Elly's story


Learn more about the awards

Award information

Who can I nominate?

Any Year 5 or 6 student who has demonstrated the values of compassion, integrity and kindness. When selecting your nominees, think of specific examples of when the student has demonstrated these qualities.

Each school can nominate a maximum of two students.

When do nominations close?

Nominations close 8th September 2023.

What will finalists receive?

Ten nominees will become out finalists, and one of these will be announced as the Junior Ambassador. All ten finalists will receive a goody bag.

All nominees will receive a certificate posted to their school.

What will the Junior Ambassador receive?

Thanks to Specsavers, the Junior Ambassador will extend their humanity by allocating $5000 to a Fred Hollows Foundation NZ Pacific programme of their choice to help us end avoidable blindness!

What can you win by nominating?

Thanks to Office Max, every school that nominates a student will be put into a draw to win one of four LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 Core Sets.

Each set includes enough building materials for two students, programming software, and the WeDo 2.0 Curriculum Pack that is designed to enhance students' curiosity and science skills.


*tablet not included

Fred Hollows' good friend, Dr Sanduk Ruit

Proudly part of the global movement

Fred Hollows' good friend, Dr Sanduk Ruit, surrounded by patients at a recent outreach at the base of the Himalayan mountains — a place dear to Fred’s heart. Image courtesy of Michael Amendolia.

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