Popular broadcaster and TVNZ Breakfast newsreader, Indira Stewart, has partnered with The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ to end avoidable blindness and vision impairment in the Pacific.
The award-winning journalist emigrated with her family to New Zealand from Tonga aged two. On her many visits to Pacific countries, Indira has seen first-hand the impact The Foundation has on restoring eyesight to others.
“Sight is something so many of us take for granted. I know that The Foundation's work is life changing and I am proud to support it,” says Indira.
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ Chief Executive, Dr Audrey Aumua says she is delighted to have Indira partner with Team Fred.
“Throughout her career, Indira has used her voice to champion and share stories of those across the Pacific and New Zealand.
“We are honoured Indira will use her voice to support our mahi and share our impact with New Zealanders to help get closer to achieving our goal to make sure no person in the Pacific suffers with avoidable blindness or vision impairment,” says Audrey.
Indira begins her partnership with The Foundation as it launches The Fred Hollows Humanity Awards, a global movement created to recognise children aged 9-10 who have done something to make the world around them a better place.
Any Year 5 child can be nominated for the awards via The Foundation’s website and nominations open next week. The 2021 Humanitarian will be announced at the end of October. They will join Indira and chef, Michael Meredith, working to raise awareness of The Foundation’s work to end avoidable blindness in the Pacific.