PETALING JAYA: With the inaugural National Kindness Week nearing, Rotary Malaysia has pledged to activate its network of over 150 school Interact Clubs to support the cause.
“Rotary Clubs in our district have been asked to work with their respective Interact Clubs to actively participate and support the National Kindness campaign,” said Rotary Malaysia district governor Dr Manohur Kurup.
The National Kindness Week was mooted by R.AGE and SP Setia in November 2017 as part of their #StandTogether joint campaign, which seeks to end bullying and violence in schools by creating a culture of kindness.
Dr Manohur said Rotary Malaysia was keen to support the campaign as its objectives were in line with Rotary International’s values of community service and youth development, especially through its school-based Interact Clubs.
“Imagine entire schools where kindness is emphasised - that would be truly powerful.
“This has always been our focus and we want all Interact Clubs to participate and make a difference,” he added.
Schools around the country are encouraged to take part in the National Kindness Week by registering themselves at www.standtogether.my/register, and downloading the free Kindness Week programme.
The programme was developed by the #StandTogether Committee, which includes volunteers from R.AGE, SP Setia, Unicef Malaysia, Digi, Teach For Malaysia, 100% Project, and Study Hub Asia, as well as psychologist Dr Goh Chee Leong from HELP University.