In light of the current school closures due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have decided to support schools with a free Kindness Calendar that can be sent to parents and pupils.
Each Wednesday we will release the Kindness Calendar for the next week.
Teachers, parents and pupils are encouraged to tweet their work using @KindnessSchools and #Kindness Calendar
The activities are designed with a focus on pupil and family wellbeing.
Activities are structured into i) kind to me, ii) kind to others and iii) kind to the planet.
What the Kindness Calendar includes
One activity per day
One theme per week
Links to relevant website
We believe that education is the gateway to equipping future generations for the challenges of the 21st century. That is why the Kindness School Foundation has dedicated its work towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4.7.
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.7
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all".
SDG 4 focuses specifically on ensuring "inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all".
The Kindness School Foundation is working specifically towards SDG 4.7: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship
SDG 4.7 has the following goal:
“By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development."
How this works
We believe there are three main components to Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship:
1. Enabling students to understand the challenges of the 21st century, why they exist and how to tackle them.
2. Equipping students with the social-emotional skills to empathize with others, understand their place in the world and take action when they see injustices.
3. Enabling students to build meaningful relationships with others, providing them with the foundation for collaboration.
This approach to Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship is reflected in our Philosophy of Kindness. It is an educational approach to providing students with the social-emotional skills for the 21st century:
Find out more about SDG 4 here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg4