Kangaroo Island Community Education student Callum Wilson is among 28 students from SA recognised for their compassion, integrity and kindness at a recent presentation ceremony for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award at Parliament House in Adelaide.
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.
Premier Jay Weatherill and Founding Director of The Fred Hollows Foundation, Gabi Hollows, presented students with their certificates before announcing the 2017 South Australian Junior Ambassador to The Foundation, James Larsson, from Mark Oliphant College in Munno Para, Adelaide.
“The young South Australians we are recognising and rewarding today through the Fred Hollows Humanity Award are inspiring, and they are setting a tremendous example to the entire State,” Mr Weatherill said.
“I congratulate James Larsson, the 2017 South Australian Junior Ambassador, for his remarkable kindness, and I commend the other Award recipients for being caring and thoughtful young citizens of our State.”
Gabi Hollows said, “The endless ideas and energy of young people continues to inspire me and it was great to meet some of the students who are making a positive difference in their communities.”
“Fred would have been incredibly proud of the contribution these students are making.”
Callum was nominated by the Head of KICE Campus, Leanne Woods, for volunteering his time to help in the school’s Breakfast Club.
Callum arrives at school early to prepare food and drinks for other students through his own generosity and compassion for the community.
“Callum has a lot of friends and through his actions he models great commitment to community and a true, quiet sense of care,” Ms Woods said.
The Fred Hollows Humanity Award will return to SA in 2018. To learn more about the award visit: hollows.org/humanityaward.