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


Harry Newman, 2023 Junior Ambassador

Harry was nominated by his Principal, Hannah Moorhouse for his passion towards his surroundings and taking care of the people and environment around him. Principal Moorhouse said "Harry demonstrates compassion, integrity and kindness".

Harry lives in a very rural and isolated spot near the Whinray Reserve - an ecological reserve for Kiwi that reach 1kg to be released in. Harry recently helped release Kiwi hatchlings with the Department of Conservation. During Conservation Week Harry initiated a restoration of pathways in another bush reserve next to his school.

Read Harry's story



Madison Macmillan, 2022 Junior Ambassador

Madison was nominated by Deputy Head of Saint Francis Xavier Catholic School, Jennie Dean for her kindness, support, and big picture future thinking.

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


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 will open in mid-2024.

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?

Prizes will be announced in 2024 but previously, thanks to Office Max, schools that nominated a student went into a draw to win one of four LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 Core Sets. 


*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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