Shining World Compassion Award: Connor Kindred – 10-Year-Old Humanitarian
HOST: Connor Kindred is a ten-year-old humanitarian who lives with his loving family in Regina， Saskatchewan， Canada. Connor has always had a big heart. One day， he found himself with a videogame player he did not need and wanted to donate it. What has happened since is truly remarkable.
Connor(m): I wanted to send my X-Box ３６０ away to Ethiopia， but my parents told me – but they had no electricity or clean water. And I thought that was kind of weird so… And that was the first reason. And the second reason is that I am adopting a little brother from there named Daniel. And Rod Tyler， he let me speak at his meeting in the ＩＭＡＸ and I presented some slides about why， about my 『Well Wish』 and why clean water is important.
HOST: Connor quickly realized that a videogame player was not a practical gift for his Ethiopian peers. He learned about situations， for instance， where a thousand Ethiopian children had to share one clean water tap at school. They needed wells and related facilities. In November ２０１０， Mr. Rod Tyler， a family friend， provided Connor with his first speaking opportunity at a local ＩＭＡＸ theater and matched the funds raised for a total of CA$１，４００. (In English)
Rod Tyler(m): Connor came to speak to a group of my clients. I am a financial advisor. He stole the hearts of １５０ people there. He made a plea for a little bit of money and they gave him a few dollars and we added some more to it. I think at that point he began to realize that he could do something special.