Gabi Hollows with Freya Ingleton and Education Minister Rob Stokes.
TWO Year Six students from Dulwich Hill and Tempe public schools, have been recognised for their compassion, integrity and kindness.
Genevieve Albany and Freya Ingleton were presented with certificates at a ceremony for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award at Parliament House in Sydney.
Freya was nominated because she volunteers at Reverse Garbage, bakes and cooks for families in her community that are having a difficult time, and sews and bakes goods to raise money for various charities that she is affiliated with, while Genevieve sees the best in everyone, and she wrote to politicians to campaign for refugees and participated in several rallies for this cause.
A national initiative of The Fred Hollows Foundation, the Humanity Award acknowledges Year Six students who follow in Fred's footsteps by demonstrating humanitarian values towards others.
NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes and Founding Director of The Fred Hollows Foundation, Gabi Hollows, presented more than 100 students from across NSW with their certificates before announcing the 2017 NSW Junior Ambassador to The Foundation, Tilda Meggitt, from Petersham Public School.
Ms Hollows said that the endless ideas and energy of young people continued to inspire her and it was great to meet so many of the students who were making a positive difference in their communities.
"Fred would have been incredibly proud of the contribution these students are making to society and of The Foundation for recognising and encouraging them to help others, no matter how big or small their actions," she said.