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 currently closed but will reopen in July 2022.

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Meet our previous Humanity Award nominees

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.

Aneke spoke at a Kapiti Coast District Council planning meeting earlier this year, telling councillors and members of the public about environmental issues and the impact they are having on the local community. She is also an active participant in school enviro ropu, which involves connecting with others in the community to learn about local environmental issues, and actions that school students can take to address these.

Julia Bevan says Aneke is a kind and considerate student who isn't afraid to stand up for what is right.

“Aneke is passionate about encouraging and supporting sustainable practices. This involves connecting with others in our community to learn about local environmental issues and actions that students can take to address these.”

Read Aneke's story

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Elly Roadley, 2020 Junior Ambassador

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

"Elly is a caring, thoughtful and responsible child who always puts others above herself," says Hamish. "She is always helpful towards the younger children in our school and puts her hand up to help as a playground, community and sports leader. Elly is a valued member of her classroom and always shows respect to her teachers and peers and is able to collaborate with any child, doing so without any bias or passing any judgement."

Read Elly's story

Nominations open July 2022

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?

TBC.

What will nominees receive?

All nominees will receive a certificate and a select nominee will become our 2022 Junior Ambassador.

When will nominees receive their certificates?

TBC.

What will the Junior Ambassador receive?

Thanks to our charity partner 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!

When will the Junior Ambassador be announced?

TBC.

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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