KUALA LUMPUR: SM Stella Maris has become the first school to designate the first week of April as National Kindness Week, in line with R.AGE and SP Setia’s #StandTogether campaign.
School principal Datuk Anthony Reynolds Peter called it a “noble idea”.
“#StandTogether is in line with what we believe in at Stella Maris: care, share, love, and serve. All we need to add is kindness,” he said.
Peter also called on other schools to join the campaign to ensure a safer and kinder school environment nationwide.
“If you don’t have problems arising, it doesn’t mean everything’s okay. Bullying can be under the surface.
“It’s important for us to continue emphasising the values of kindness that have to be taught and embedded in these children.
“You don’t wait for something to happen. We need to pre-empt these things,” he said.
Peter’s pledge came after SM Stella Maris alumnus and YouTube star Jinnyboy paid a visit to the school to promote the #StandTogether campaign, which seeks to create an annual National Kindness Week in schools every first week of April.
Schools keen to take part in the National Kindness Week can register at www.standtogether.my.
The campaign has received support from Deputy Education Ministers Datuk P. Kamalanathan and Datuk Chong Sin Woon, and has been approved by the Education Ministry.
Students can also take part in a #StandTogether competition, where they can submit ideas for National Kindness Week activities, events or campaigns in their schools.
The 10 best ideas will win cash grants of up to RM1,000, and the top five schools will receive visits from #StandTogether celebrity ambassadors such as Lisa Surihani, Arwind Kumar, Jenn Chia and more.
Find out more at www.standtogether.my.
Jinnyboy all for promoting kindness