Australian lifesaver Simon Lewis helps refugees

Australian lifesaver Simon Lewis helps refugees

Remarkable Australians enact compassion in many different ways – this is a story and YouTube about Simon Lewis – nominee for the 2017 Australian of the Year. SIMON LEWIS is a St Kilda Surf Lifesaver and recently spoke at Elwood Primary school, Melbourne, Australia about his humanitarian work overseas. He volunteered in Greece in January 2016 helping Syrian refugees who were arriving by boat and is an inspiration regarding compassionate action. He says, "I have the skills to save lives and I go where the need is". He is a wonderful role model for school children to see someone making a difference. His actions highlight that people everywhere are basically the same and it’s important that we make efforts to help and care for one another. Learn more about Simon’s story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKDbJmBdF-0

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