In 2013, SKM hopes to see youths stepping up to promote graciousness in Singapore. Hence, we are encouraging students from the secondary schools and tertiary schools to take part in an initiative called the ‘Seed Kindness Fund’. The Seed Kindness Fund supports youth-led projects that recognise and celebrate the kindness of others and inspire people to practice every day kindness. Students can sign up in group sizes ranging from 1-12 people and submit their project proposals to SKM. Upon approval, the students can receive funding of up to $1000.
To capture the youths’ attention, we created wacky and fun activities for our pop-up booth. Secondary school students were asked to plant kindness ideas into the Garden of Kindness by scribbling down spontaneous ideas for injecting graciousness into our society. By planting these seeds of kindness, they become more aware of how they have the power to make their community a happier and more gracious place.
A photo booth was set up for tertiary students as they wrote down their kindness ideas on a board and posed with the Seed Kindness Fund backdrop. In this lighthearted manner, students can have fun with their friends while thinking of interesting ideas to shape the community!
In January alone, SKM has received 85 sign ups from enthusiastic students.