Bardon Kid Gets Recognition for Parcels of Hope

Sabre, the kind-hearted boy from St Joseph’s Bardon, has been recognised through the Young Achievers Awards as a nominee, for his project “Parcels of Hope” in 2018.

“Mummy, I want to let the boys and girls on the farms know that I care.”

At the tender age of five, Sabre thought of doing something for children in the country’s drought-affected areas and let them “know that we care.”

Sabre Fazel started “City to Country – Parcels of Hope”, which invited Brisbane children to make a gift parcel with a letter and a return self-addressed envelope for the country child to reply.

His project delivered a total of 500 parcels to children attending School of the Air in the districts of Charleville and Longreach.

Sabre Fazel was recently presented as a Nominee in The University of Queensland Create Change Award by The Honourable Di Farmer, Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, at the 2019 Seven News Young Achiever Awards Presentation.

The ceremony was held at Royal on the Park Brisbane last 3 May 2019 and was attended by 400 guests.

“My mum says that is very important to be kind to others. On the News they said that some children on farms had never seen it rain and I thought that they must feel very sad, I just wanted to help cheer them up. We should let farmers know we care because farmers grow our food,” Sabre said.

Sabre with mum and Hon Di Farmer (Photo: Supplied)

“It was wonderful to see Sabre recognised for his project and we would like to thank Chanel 7 Young Achievers Awards program,” Sabre’s mum, Sarah Yip said.

“I work with corporate leaders in embedding empathy and kindness into workplace culture and to see that my son has heard the message makes be extremely proud. We hope this inspires others to reach out and be kind to one another,” she said.