A SDSN Malaysia Youth Initiative: Victoria University Students Create Wall of Kindness
From the 15th of August to the 25th of August 2022. A wall of boards was put up along a Sunway College hallway to entice passers-by to come be a part of a wall. A wall that contained handwritten messages on kindness.
This project implements SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing Target 3.4 on reducing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases and promoting Mental Wellbeing within a tertiary education institution.
The project is advised by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Malaysia Chapter Secretariat, the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC). In January 2022, JSC convened a group of six youth leaders to implement SDG-related projects, with the eventuality of becoming the Malaysian SDSN Youth chapter. The Wall of Kindness is the group's second initiative.
"Sometimes all that is needed to draw out the kindness that sits in the hearts of each and every one-off is, is a wall," reflects one of the anonymous student organisers from the Victoria University Programme in Sunway College.
Hearts were moved as pen met paper through the span of these days. Words of kindness, consideration and thoughtfulness came pouring in. There were 240 number of notes.
Contributions were greater than anticipated, there simply was not enough space on the walls for all the notes flooding in! One of the best problems to have. Some notes had to be momentarily removed to create space for more.
Such a picture speaks volumes of the potential in the Sunway Education Group to embody a culture of kindness and warmth that can spread far and wide.
Many thanks to the capeless, nameless heroes who made this heart-warming event a reality. What will they do next? Look forward for more on their Instagram page @foryou_msia