The efforts of this year's service cohort - and in particular Year 13 student Daniel Rickman - have been recognised by World Vision New Zealand.
NGAKAU AROHA COMPASSION AWARD FROM WORLD VISION NZ
Awarded to St Paul’s Collegiate School for their fundraising efforts and visionary ideas during this year’s 40 Hour Famine.
Led by Year 13 students Daniel Rickman and Jana Stokes, the Mission and Outreach team successfully completed 40 hours of service during the second weekend of June.
These hours of service included hosting 60 children from the refugee orientation centre for an afternoon party, serving 75 meals to the homeless at The Serve, hospital chaplaincy and a concert at St Joan’s Hospital, as well as various other events.
World Vision recognised the extraordinary efforts of our young people, and for such, the school has been awarded the Ngakau Aroha (Heart of Love) Compassion Award.
40 HOUR FAMINE AMBASSADOR
The following notification was received from the National Director of World Vision, Mr Grant Bayldon:
“Congratulations to Daniel Rickman on his selection as a World Vision Sanitarium Famine Ambassador for 2020! The passion and dedication Daniel has shown towards speaking up for the lives of vulnerable children is admirable. We are excited by the opportunity to continue to walk alongside him and empower him to influence and mobilise young New Zealanders through the 40 Hour Famine in 2020.
The role of the Famine Ambassador is to influence and inspire young New Zealanders to take action and advocate for change. It is a highly-regarded role; former Famine Ambassadors have gone on to achieve amazing things such as leading social enterprises, found sustainable businesses, and work in the sector of international NGOs.
Together we are on a mission to change the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. We go where we are needed most, providing relief in emergency situations, working on long-term community development projects and advocating for local and global political change to assist millions of people worldwide. This work is only made possible by partners like St Paul’s Collegiate School, who genuinely care and want to make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable children.
On behalf of World Vision, and Sanitarium, as key sponsors of the Famine Ambassador Programme, I welcome Daniel and I thank St Paul’s for their ongoing support.”