AgriKids founder nominated for humanitarian award

Meath woman Alma Jordan has been nominated for an Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Award on account of her innovative farm safety platform for kids, AgriKids, according to the charity.

Agrikids.ie has been nominated for the new Digital Influence category at the annual Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards.

The award recognises the changing face of humanitarian work and the ways in which the world online can contribute to humanitarian causes.

Alma, who lives in Julianstown with her family, set up Agrikids.ie in 2014 during Ireland’s worst ever year on record for farm safety. Alma decided there needed to be a new approach to farm safety awareness.

Her platform aims to engage, educate and empower children to be farm safety ambassadors, the Irish Red Cross noted.

AgriKids has developed classroom resources, storybooks and a gaming app to educate children about farm safety and also offers webinars with handy farm safety tips for young kids.

The winners will be announced in a live virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 15, at 7:00pm.

The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award will also be honoured on the night. John Lonergan, who took home the Lifetime Achievement award in 2019, will give a keynote speech at the event.

According to the Red Cross, the awards seek to recognise those who have had a humanitarian impact on the lives of others through volunteering, skill sharing, storytelling, or fundraising and will highlight the efforts of those who have given a voice to humanitarian issues.

People can register for free tickets ahead of the event on the awards website.