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.
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.
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.
Elly, from Whangaparaoa School, was nominated by her teacher, Hamish Ross, for her compassionate nature and selfless acts.
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.
Nominations close 8th September 2023.
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.
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!
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