Kindness Badge

Information Update: 6 May 2015


INTRODUCTION

The Kindness Badge is a collaboration between the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) and St John Singapore. The programme, Kindness Badge aims to achieve the following:

- To reach out to the uniformed groups in Singapore
- To encourage everyone to start, show and share kindness
- To inspire graciousness one kind act at a time
- To create a gracious society

The badge programme started in March 2015 with the selected group of students working to achieve the Gold Level of the programme in line with the Kindness Day Awards Ceremony, scheduled to be held in November 2015.  The rest of the schools will embark on the Bronze level as a start.


The Kindness Badge programme comprises the following:

Bronze Level

1. Students are to prepare articles from newspapers on any articles on kindness or acts of kindness.
2. Schools will get students to know about Kindness through. visits to the Kindness Gallery.  To book a slot for the visit to the Kindness Gallery, please refer to the following URL (http://badge.kindness.sg/registration.html).
3. During the visit, students are to present articles on various act of kindness.

Silver Level

1. Students will create a Kindness campaign in the school community.
2. At the end of the activity, students will submit a group report and reflections of what they have done.

Gold Level

1. Students to work together and brainstorm on how to transmit kindness act to the community outside school.
2. They will then present to SKM how the transmission is to be done before carrying out the proposal.
3. At the end of the project, students will submit the project report with reflections to SKM for evaluation.  Selected students will be invited to showcase their projects during Kindness Day Awards Ceremony in November each year.


CARRYING OUT BADGE PROGRAMMES

Schools who are interested to carry out the Kindness Badge programme can obtain the Students Activity Handbook from HQ.  They are to make appointment with Mr Derrick Leow / Mr Sunny Teo before making the trip to HQ to collect the handbooks for the students.  After which, schools can begin the programme with the students.

A copy of the Teacher's Handbook will also be issued to the teacher-in-charge for reference.


SUBMISSION FOR BADGE APPLICATION

To attain the Kindness Badge as a proficiency badge under the CPB Scheme, students need to complete all 3 levels of the badge programme.  There is no fixed time frame to complete the badge at Bronze and Silver levels.  Hence schools can decide an appropriate timeframe for the students to embark and complete the project at each level.

For Bronze & Silver levels, teachers / officers will work together to evaluate the projects done by the students before submitting for badge applications.

Click HERE to download the submission form for Bronze and Silver Level.

For Gold Level projects, the evaluation authority will be Singapore Kindness Movement.  Hence, upon receiving the results from SKM, HQ CPB Committee will award the students with the Gold Level badge which also serves as a proficiency badge for St John.  However, students must complete both Bronze and Silver before they can be awarded the Gold badge / proficiency badge.


RESOURCES

The following are the resources with regards to Kindness Badge