Fred believed having compassion was the true essence of being human, and this is something The Foundation still values deeply today. The Fred Hollows Humanity Award recognises year 6 students in Australia who reflect the values Fred lived by in their own lives.
As human beings, we must do things to help each other...
- Fred Hollows...
The Award hopes to inspire and challenge students to show care and compassion for others, and make a positive impact in their school or community.
Since 2012, the Award has recognised the fantastic contributions of more than 600 primary school students across the ACT, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. In 2016, four state Junior Ambassadors to The Foundation were announced:
ACT – Ross Kelly
NSW – Ethan Bellman
Victoria – Ella Bater
Tasmania – Logan Atkinson
Nominations for the Award will re-open nationally in 2017. Principals, teachers, parents and members of the community are all encouraged to nominate a student they know who is making a difference.
For more information about the Fred Hollows Humanity Award please contact Victoria Edwards on 02 8344 1613 or firstname.lastname@example.org