‘Kindness – that’s all it takes’

TAIPING: Sometimes, it just takes a simple act of kindness to change a student’s life, and that’s exactly what happened to SP Setia chairman Tan Sri Dr Wan Zahid Mohd Noordin.

Overcome with emotion: Wan Zahid (left) and Old Edwardians Association Malaysia president Mohaideen Mohd Ishack broke into tears when they spoke about Wan Zahid’s former teacher at SMK King Edward VII in Taiping.

‘Why bully when you can be kind instead’

IPOH: A few months ago, Datuk Wong Tuck Wai was shown a video of a boy being beaten up in school.

Right there: Wong showing where he used to sit during his schooldays at SMK St Michael’s in Ipoh, Perak.

Wong pays tribute to friends and teachers at SXI for making him the person he is today

WHEN Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai visited his alma mater St Xavier’s Institution (SXI) in Penang, one of the first stops he made was the chapel, where he said a little prayer.

Wong sharing his thoughts with students at St Xavier’s Institution in Farquhar Street, Penang.
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It’s our duty to stop bullying, says Wong

GEORGE TOWN: Whenever Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai talks about his secondary school days at St Xavier’s Institution (SXI), his eyes light up with pride – until he gets to the topic of bullying.

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SP Setia staff pledge to support National Kindness Week

SHAH ALAM: Over 100 SP Setia employees and senior management added to the momentum of the #StandTogether campaign by pledging to support a National Kindness Week in their local schools.

Promoting kindness: Khor (third from right) leading the StandTogether pledge to end bullying in schools alongside SP Setia employees and senior management.

Stella Maris the first school to #StandTogether

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.

Jinnyboy all for promoting kindness

KUALA LUMPUR: YouTube star Jin Lim, better known as Jinnyboy, was a bully victim during his secondary school days.

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Ministry says yes to curbing bullying with kindness

PUTRAJAYA: Schools can now actively promote kindness after the Education Ministry approved R.AGE and SP Setia’s #StandTogether Kindness Week programme, which aims to prevent bullying.

Promoting kindness in schools

PUTRAJAYA: Late last year, Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kama­lanathan received a call from an unknown number while he was in a meeting.

Meeting of minds: (From left) Kamalanathan and Dr Wan Mohd Zahid discussing National Kindness Week with R.AGE editor Ian Yee.

Fighting the tormentors

Bullying is not natural behaviour and we must nip it in the bud before it is accepted as a reality of life in schools and elsewhere...

Dr Wan Mohd Zahid says that there is a need to work with celebrities and the media to shift societal attitudes and generate awareness on the dangers of bullying.