Kindness can be cool

2016-09-20 06:00
Children taking part in the Colour Jam for Peace event in the Waterfront join forces to make the biggest heart of kindness on the lawns outside the venue.

Children taking part in the Colour Jam for Peace event in the Waterfront join forces to make the biggest heart of kindness on the lawns outside the venue.

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There was a warm wave of kindness in the Waterfront on Saturday when the Cool2BeKind team hosted a Colour Jam for Peace event in preparation for World Peace Day.

Artjamming, headed by Leora Hessen of Fresnaye, was on board to support and help raise funds with “Colour Jam for Peace”.

The initiative, hosted by the Kidz2Kidz organisation based in Newlands, saw participants becoming budding artists as they painted their own canvas against bullying.

At noon all the participants gathered outside the venue to make the “largest kindness heart” – making the shape of a heart with their hands.

The Cool 2BeKind volunteers are trying to complete workshops with 10 000 children across South Africa, before World Peace Day.

They run workshops in schools to teach children the value of kindness; they encourage everyone to stand united against bullying and abuse.

This campaign teaches our children that it is Cool2BeKind through messages of; self-worth, respect, human rights and kindness.

They offer children the tools to cope with and break out of the cycle of bullying and abuse.

These valuable workshops are run in about 50 under-resourced schools, like Zerilda Park Primary in Lavender Hill.

Since last year 1500 learners from over 500 schools have benefitted. V To donate use snap scan on-line, or contact Kidz2Kidz on or call Dee on 083 460 4449.

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