Stu­dents the good kind

A SIM­PLE act of kind­ness can go a long way. Stu­dents at South Perth Pri­mary School are test­ing how far their phi­lan­thropy can really go with a new com­mu­nity project.

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

HELP­ING some­one in need, no mat­ter how big or small the task, can make a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity.

The stu­dents at South Perth Pri­mary School hoped their new move­ment would have put a domino ef­fect on the sur­round­ing com­mu­nity.

YouthCARE chap­lain for the school Meng Chan be­gan the Pay it For­ward: Acts of Kind­ness move­ment ear­lier this year.

The move­ment en­cour­aged stu­dents to hand out kind­ness cards that of­fered ex­am­ples of help­ful acts as sim­ple as giv­ing some­one some­thing they needed or help­ing to carry be­long­ings.

Re­cip­i­ents of the acts recorded them on cards and once com­pleted, were handed back to the school to track the move­ment’s progress.

“Pay­ing for­ward sim­ple acts of kind­ness holds the po­ten­tial to mul­ti­ply the kind­ness hap­pen­ing around us,” Ms Chan said.

“Stu­dents get to learn they have a part to play in making the school and their com­mu­nity a bet­ter place through the choices they make.”

Ms Chan said the cards were de­signed to en­cour­age and track the num­ber of time acts of kind­ness were passed on, giv­ing an idea of the pos­i­tive dif­fer­ences in the neigh­bour­hood.

“It is hoped the hearts of those who some­how re­ceived our cards were warmed,” Ms Chan said.

She is one of more than 300 YouthCARE chap­lains in more than 600 WA state schools.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek d446969a

Ye­hia Elsabagh, Mana Fu­ruya and Char­lotte Broad­bent with fel­low South Perth Pri­mary School stu­dents and chap­lain Meng Chan.

Chap­lain Meng Chan.

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