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The Humanity Award is now open for application to celebrate positive stories of students who give back to the community. 
Apply now and bring positive energy to Hong Kong.


About The Humanity Award

Founder of The Fred Hollows Foundation Professor Fred Hollows dedicated his life to helping others to help themselves and restoring sight to some of the world’s poorest people.
​I believe the basic attribute of mankind is to look after each other.
- Professor Fred Hollows, Founder of The Fred Hollows Foundation

The Humanity Award recognises Upper Primary students who follow in Fred’s footsteps by making a positive difference in the community.  Since 2012, the Award has acknowledged more than 2,000 primary school students in Australia and Hong Kong.

Who can join the Humanity Award? 

All P4 to P6 students (10 to 12 years of age) can enter. We welcome both individual and group applications – all applications will be assessed together.

School principals, teachers, social workers, parents and guardians are encouraged to nominate more than one student or student groups.

How can students apply?

Submission can be done online or by mail. 

Each application should be accompanied by a submission showing how the student/s made a positive contribution to the community between May 2019 to June 2020. Please provide information or images (if appropriate), to support the submission. Individual and group applications will be assessed all together. 

What are the award criteria?

Students should be able to demonstrate one positive action they have done to the community in the past one year. This should bring positive impacts to the society and demonstrate at least one of the following values upheld by our founder Professor Fred Hollows:

  • Show compassion, integrity and kindness in everyday lives
  • Action and collaboration
  • Empowerment: Help people to help themselves  

What do Humanity Award participants receive?

Five Humanity Award Ambassadors will each be recognised with a medal and a certificate. 

All participants will receive a Fred Hollows Humanity Award Certificate to recognise their positive impacts. 

All participants will automatically join the Humanity Award Alumni – a global circle of young people who give back to the community.

When are the key dates for the award?
Applications are now open until 30, June 2020. 

Press HERE to join online
Download an application form 


Email: [email protected]   
Phone: 36146240

Press HERE for details on 2018-2019
Humanity Award.
A full list of awardees can be found HERE.

Did you know? 

The Fred Hollows Humanity Award has been recognised for
Outstanding Achievement in The Australian Charity Awards in 2018!