News Release: Our Kindness Counts program is now in Uganda!

Kindness Foundation of Canada News
The Kindness Foundation of Canada in collaboration with The Tekera Foundation has introduced the Kindness Counts @ School Curriculum to the students at the Tekera Primary School in Uganda. Brenda Casey, President of the Tekera Foundation, took our Kindness Counts program, simplified some of the English and sent it off to the teachers at the school.  The teachers began using it right away and commented that they saw an almost immediate, positive change in the students’ behaviour as they began to be more mindful of being kind to each other.  As a thank you they have sent pictures of the students.  Look closely and you will see them wearing the Kindness Bracelets that we sent along with the Curriculum.  The Tekera Foundation’s mission is to operate culturally specific, community driven…
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2019 Della Paul Memorial Scholarship (Lord Byng Secondary) Winner: JoJo Zhang

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JoJo Zhang is a student at Lord Byng Secondary School who participates in many school clubs and extracurriculars whose purpose is to better the community. This year, she focused her energy on the Ecology Club, where students pick up litter in the neighbourhood around the school on Friday’s, and the Leaders of Hope Club, where students perform at senior homes.  She also hosted a book drive to raise funds for Syrian refugees. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and watching Harry Potter movies. In the fall, she will be attending Carleton College. 
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2019 Della Paul Memorial Scholarship (Prince of Wales Secondary) Winner: Eric Zhao

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As a graduating student from Prince of Wales Class of 2019, Eric has demonstrated that that he can balance his academic schedules with his active involvement in community activities. Making the Principal's List annually, Eric is a dedicated student with a heart for others. He contributes to the community by looking for ways to bring happiness and kindness to others. He is a Youth Leader at the Kerrisdale Community Centre where he helps solve technology issues for seniors, hosts information session on sustainable living, and plans family bonding events. He is the Vancouver District Student Council Representative for Prince of Wales, meeting school officials and helping to voice student concerns. He is also a community service student, whose job is to help look after the school's Therapy Dog and source…
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2019 Nadine Marshall Memorial Scholarship Winner: Stephanie Quon

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Stephanie is a high school senior from Eric Hamber Hamber Secondary in Vancouver. Growing up surrounded by the kindness of others, Stephanie believes we all have the capacity and responsibility to be kind, and that kindness will always carry beyond a simple action. In grade 11, Stephanie started the Sprout-Save-Share initiative, an organization that engages youth in projects focused on minimizing waste, such as collecting end-of-day produce to donate and encouraging others to be more aware of their plastic use. She is also involved in many clubs at her school such as the Compassion Club, where she organizes fundraisers and plans events that provide volunteer opportunities to students. Outside of academics, Stephanie volunteers at her local science center and children's hospital, speaks her voice on multiple youth councils, and worked…
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