“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama
SAI International School is once again acknowledged as a ‘Kindness Certified School’ by Kids for Peace (KFP). Kindness Certified Schools are recognized for their commitment of creating a culture of kindness in the School campus. SAIoneers with their acts of kindness joins students from various schools across the globe doing the same act. This is the fifth year for SAI to receive the coveted award in a row.
In this challenge, students were given a checklist of 50 acts of kindness to be completed in one week. Students sincerely carried out the acts, which helped them realize their inner joy in making others happy. These small acts help in inculcating emphatic values and empower children to create a culture of kindness.
SAI became the first KFP Chapter in India in 2015 and conducts regular peace activities every month. The School links up with other Kids for Peace Chapters abroad and join forces in promoting peace on a global scale. SAI has KFP Chapter links with Gombe Group of Institutions located in Kampala Uganda, Churchdown Village Infants School, Gloucester and Notre Dame Academy Elementary School, Los Angeles, California.
At the heart of The Great Kindness Challenge is the simple belief that kindness is strength. It is believed that if an action is repeated, a habit is formed. With the Great Kindness Challenge checklist in hand, students have the opportunity to repeat kind act after kind act. As kindness becomes a habit, peace becomes possible. The Great Kindness Challenge is a grassroots movement that helps in making participating schools, communities, and world a kinder and more compassionate place for all.