National search for Year 6 student to be Fred Hollows’ Junior Ambassador

The Fred Hollows Foundation is celebrating 10 years of the Humanity Award and calling for nominations for Year 6 students who demonstrate compassion, integrity, and kindness towards others.

Since 2012, The Foundation has celebrated 2,000 Year 6 students who have made a positive difference in their community.

Parent, teachers, principals, and community members around the country can nominate a child in Year 6 who is making a difference at the Fred Hollows Humanity Award  before 11:59pm Friday 22 July.

One Junior Ambassador from each state and territory will be selected. All nominees will receive a certificate and be recognised at a presentation ceremony later this year.

Founding Director Gabi Hollows is excited to be celebrating the incredible milestone which also coincides with The Fred Hollows Foundation’s 30th anniversary.

“The Humanity Award has always been a favourite initiative of mine,” Gabi Hollows said.

“Being able to celebrate students who care for and look out for others is tremendously special. I am as honoured to recognise students this year, as I was 10 years ago.

“This year also marks the 30th anniversary of our sight-restoring work and I know Fred would be so proud to see how far we’ve come.

“I hope to see more nominations than ever this year so we can celebrate the diversity of Australia’s future leaders, innovators, and hopefully, some eye health nurses and doctors!”

The Foundation will recognise a Junior Ambassador in each state and territory, who will be able to extend their humanity by allocating $5,000, donated by the award’s charity partner Specsavers, to a Fred Hollows program to end avoidable blindness.

Last year’s Junior Ambassadors chose to support The Foundation’s work in Eritrea, Nepal, the Philippines, Vietnam, and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.