A presentation ceremony organised by The Fred Hollows Foundation today recognised more than 50 Upper Primary students for their compassion, integrity and kindness.
The Fred Hollows Humanity Award acknowledges Upper Primary students who make a positive difference in their community. The Award has recognised more than 1,800 primary school students in Australia and Hong Kong since 2012. A record 37 schools and more than 400 students enrolled in this year’s Award.
The Award praises students for a number of achievements this year, including cutting hair for elderly people, caring for a student with a disability, and recycling unused food.
Laura Lee, Chief Representative, HK and ASEAN for The Fred Hollows Foundation said this year’s entries were encouraging. She said: “No kind acts are too small. We are proud to see so many students committed to bringing positive impacts to the community. Founder of The Foundation, Professor Fred Hollows, who was a humanitarian himself, would be very proud of the contribution these students are making.”
Local supermodel and mother of two, Christine Au Yang, also joined the event to show her support. “I often share with my sons the importance of lending a helping hand and being alert to the needs of people.” She also supports the work of The Fred Hollows Foundation in restoring sight especially for children with avoidable blindness. “Being able to see again will change their lives and give them a bright future.”
2019 Humanity Award Ambassadors:
AMBASSADOR OF HOPE
Li Hiu Tung, Hon Man Lung, Hu Zhe Peng, Lo Tsz Hin, Yau Yat Sing, Chan Man Wai Wally, Tang Ka Yi, Wong King Chun
HHCKLA Buddhist Chan Shi Wan Primary School
To thank the elderly people for serving the community for so many years, this group of eight students set up the team Cut for Care in the school’s social service program. The students spent about 10 hours learning from professional hair stylists and practiced on social workers. They served 44 elderly people and children, bringing happiness and positive changes to the community.
AMBASSADOR OF KINDNESS
Kwan Tsz Fung, Leung Ching Hei
Grantham College of Education Past Students’ Association Whampoa Primary School
Tsz Fung and Ching Hei responded to a teacher’s call at the beginning of the school term to take care of a P.1 fellow classmate, who has a physical disability. The boys took turns every morning and after school to carry his school bag. They also escorted him to the washroom during recess and to the playground. Three months later the boy was able to carry his own school bag.
AMBASSADOR OF COMPASSION
Chong Wing Ching
HK True Light Middle School (Primary Section)
Wing Ching regularly collects unsold bread and sends the food to people in need. She also helps to rescue food waste, visits elderly people as well as people with a disability.
AMBASSADOR OF COMPASSION
Pan Xu Cong, Liang Yun Hao, Ho Chak Wang
Lok Sin Tong Leung Wong Wai Fong Memorial School
The three students discovered there was a need to support an ageing population in Hong Kong. The trio invented a light-weight electronic diaper which alerts carers to change their diapers as early as possible.
Harrow International School Hong Kong
Antonia started a small plant selling business and raised funds for various charities in Hong Kong. She not only organised donations but also rolled up her sleeves to buy blankets and winter garments for the homeless in Sham Shui Po.
Most Active School – Participation
Precious Blood Primary School (Wah Fu Estate)
Press Here for the full list of awardees.