CALLING FOR THE BEST SCHOOL KINDNESS PROJECTS! 

Start planning your competition submissions today.
Deadline for submissions is on MARCH 8.

Here’s what you and your school stands to win:

Cash Grants

Winning schools will get up to RM1,000 each in grant funding to make their ideas a reality!

Celebrity Visits

Selected participants will get a visit from our #StandTogether celebrity ambassadors at their schools during National Kindness Week (April 1-5).

Grand Prize

A feature article in The Star and the title of “Malaysia’s Kindest School “.

What happens if we win?

20 winning schools will receive cash grants of up to RM1,000 to implement their Kindness Project ideas during National Kindness Week (April 1-5) – and possibly a celebrity school visit

The winning schools MUST implement their Kindness Projects in order to receive certificates – and the chance to win the title of “Malaysia’s Kindest School”. 

But even if you don’t win, why not implement your Kindness Project anyway? 

How do I submit?

STEP 1

Register via U-Report on WhatsApp!

Click here to register for National Kindness Week

HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU

Click the WhatsApp U-Report link

You will be automatically redirected to WhatsApp on your phone and WhatsApp Web on your desktop.

Press Send

The keyword ST2019 will appear on your chat, press send and you can start chatting with U-Report. 

Join the #StandTogether Competition

Register for the competition by typing “A” and pressing send. You will be instructed to download the school permission letter. Scroll down for more information on that.

STEP 2

Get Approval

Download this permission letter, fill it up, and get your school principal and parents to sign it.

PRINTING TIPS

1. You can easily print the picture of your permission letter by logging on to Whatsapp Web, downloading it on your computer, printing it.

2. You can also save the photo on your phone, email it to yourself, and then print it on a computer.

STEP 3

Come up with a Kindness Project

Based on the submission questions, think of an awesome idea to encourage kindness in your school!

SUBMISSION QUESTIONS

All submissions will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What is it?

Briefly describe your Kindness Project idea.

2. Continuity

How will you ensure your Kindness Project continues to have an impact throughout the year?

3. Impact

What impact or results do you want your Kindness Project to have in your school or community?

4. What are the activities?

What activities or initiatives will you be running during National Kindness Week (April 1-5)

5. How it will be used?

Tell us how the RM1,000 cash grant will be used?

6. Aim

What does your kindness project aim to do? – encourage inclusivity, peer support & counselling, reduce physical bullying, encourage better student-teacher relationships etc

7. Activities

What kind of activities are you proposing? – events (concerts, camps, carnivals and conferences), in-school programmes or initiatives, community or out-of-school programmes or others etc

TIPS TO GET YOUR PROJECT NOTICED

1. Make sure it is easy to understand

Your ideas need to be described clearly, in a way your friends and our judges can easily understand. Great ideas are just simple enough to catch on, and that’s what we want from you.

2. Make sure your ideas can be carried out

Show us your ideas are practical and can be executed within the budget of RM1,000. Convince us you can make your ideas work!

3. Explain why this is important for your school

Tell us the story of your school, and why is it important to you to run your activity/campaign there. Give us an idea of what things are like in your school!

4. Tell us how it will effect people

At the end of the day, we want ideas that can make a difference in schools. Show us how yours can!

 

STEP 4

Send in your ideas via U-Report on WhatsApp

When you have planned out your kindness project and are ready to submit it, click the submission link below, send in your permission letter through the chat and answer the submission questions.

ARE YOU READY TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT IDEAS? 

SMK Sanzac, Sabah

Malaysia’s Kindest School 2018

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

KINDNESS PROJECT

Can a school send in multiple entries?

Yes! Schools can send an unlimited number of entries, but there can only be one winner per school.

Can we submit entries as a group of students?

Yes! You can take part in the competition as an individual, a class, a school society, Badan Beruniform, or just a group of friends who want to make the school a kinder place, as long as one group does not exceed 40 students.

How do we submit our ideas?

First, download our 2019 Competition Kit to receive the school permission letter, the questions and discuss your ideas with your group. Then when you are ready, get your teacher-advisor to click the submission button below and enter your answers into our system. Your ideas will automatically be sent to us!

How does the submission system work?

Our U-report automatic submission system is provided to us by our Unicef Malaysia program partners. The system will automatically open Whatsapp or Whatsapp Web, all your teacher-advisor has to do is press send and it will immediately ask you a series of questions, which are included in your Competition Kit.  All you have to do is type in your answers and we will immediately receive them!

What is the difference between the kindness project category and the other categories?

The kindness project category is for students who have great ideas on how to make their schools a kinder place and can involve a group of students. The Kindest Awards are for people in your school who you think are understanding and are always kind to other people.

Will I have to compete against secondary school students?

Don’t worry! Primary and secondary school submissions will be judged separately. Prizes will be awarded to top primary and secondary schools. There is plenty to go around.

Do we have to pay to take part in the competition?

Not at all! Participation is completely free. All you have to do is download the Kindness Kit, the forms are inside.

Who are the #StandTogether celebrity ambassadors?

We have a growing list of celebrities that include Lisa Surihani, JinnyBoyTV, Arwind Kumar and Ann Osman! You can check them out in our videos.

When is the deadline for submissions?

March 8, 2019. So hurry!

Do I have to implement my idea even if I don’t get selected?

Yes, we strongly encourage you to do this. The goal of the #StandTogether Competition is to get students like you involved in changing the environment of schools across the nation. So get involved!