Since starting the project in August 2020, creator and founder Sabrina Davis and the project itself have received lots of recognition through national and even international media and numerous nominations for awards.
Humans of Kangaroo Island is a storytelling project that aims to make a difference in this community and hopefully others through inspiration.
Thank you for sharing our stories and with that connecting, uplifting and inspiring communities around Australia and the world.
2022 Red Cross State Humanitarian Partner Award
It has been humbling to be invited to celebrate World Red Cross Day on the 9th May at Government House, alongside the many longterm volunteers and staff of the Red Cross.
Recognised for my fundraising and community work with Humans of Kangaroo Island, the creation of the ‘January 3rd’ documentary film and the ongoing cooperation with the Red Cross, I received a 2022 State Humanitarian Partner Award alongside other South Australian community leaders.
KI Council’s Project of the Year
During the 2022 Australia Day celebrations on Kangaroo Island, Humans of Kangaroo Island was awarded the Project of the Year by the KI Council.
Island mayor Michael Pengilly presented the award to founder Sabrina Davis on a glorious summer day. Sabrina thanked all the people who had donated towards fundraisers, volunteered and supported her to make the project such a success.
Finalist at the Regional Showcase Awards 2021
Humans of Kangaroo Island received a finalist trophy in the category ‘Meaningful Connections’ at the Solstice Media Regional Showcase Awards on 19th November at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre.
The story written by InDaily journalist Lara Pacillo tells the background story of how and why Humans of Kangaroo Island was created and what the project has achieved since then.
Humans of Kangaroo Island book donated to Parliament Library
MP Leon Bignell, Member for Mawson, has kindly purchased and donated a copy of the Humans of Kangaroo Island coffee table book to the Parliamentarian Library on 18th November 2021.
One week after its release, the book has been signed by author Sabrina Davis and handed over to librarian John at Parliament.
Creator Sabrina Davis named in 2021 SA Women Honour Roll
On 17th November 2021, Humans of Kangaroo Island creator and founder Sabrina Davis was named on the 2021 South Australian Women Honour Roll amongst 18 other inspiring women.
The women were recognised at a reception at Government House, hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, and Mr Rod Bunten.
Humans of Kangaroo Island founder a finalist in the United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction Awards
It has been an incredible honour for Sabrina to be nominated for an award amongst 153 nominations from 22 countries around the globe by the United Nations Women International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction.
These are inspiring women who change leadership around the world from a grassroots level up, doing their bit in reducing the risks of disaster for the future to come.
Sabrina Davis wins Woman of the Year ‘Community Champion’ category
On 4th March 2021, Humans of Kangaroo Island creator and founder Sabrina Davis was recognised in Adelaide for her fundraising efforts after facing adversity.
Sabrina won the ‘Community Champion’ award at the Sunday Mail/Advertiser Women of the Year awards ceremony at SKY Lounge amongst other award winners such as Nicola Spurrier.