Fred Hollows Humanity Awards recipients from Dominic College

Last term, Year 6 students, Bianca Russell and Kitean Aitken were nominated by Dominic College for a Fred Hollows Humanity Award.

The Fred Hollows Humanity Award celebrates Year 6 students who show compassion, integrity and kindness in their lives, just as Fred Hollows did.

Bianca and Kitean, with other Year 6 student nominees from across the state, were presented with their certificates at Parliament House this week. I am very proud of these two students who both have a deep sense of compassion and Christian service.

Bianca has been an outstanding leader with our Mini-Vinnies this year, demonstrating wonderful commitment to those who are poor and disadvantaged. Kitean is an impressive agent for change and hope; his efforts to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation through holding a Pink Stumps Day, were admired across Hobart.

Tasmanian Junior Ambassador

From amongst all of the students recognised across the state, Kitean has been chosen as the Fred Hollows Humanity Award Tasmanian Junior Ambassador.

With this Ambassadorship, Kitean was invited to allocate $5,000, donated by Specsavers, to a Fred Hollows Foundation project to help end avoidable blindness. Kitean has chosen to support the Fred Hollows Outback Eye Service in Australia. I am thrilled he has chosen our own indigenous people to support.

It is our hope that all students at Dominic College develop a deep sense of concern for others and ready service and outreach to those they encounter or learn about who are in need. We want them to believe and feel that they are God’s heart and hands in the lives of others.

Ms Beth Gilligan - College Principal