PETALING JAYA: The coed-driven #StandTogether motion has impressed assist from extra celebrities and influencers forward of Nationwide Kindness Week from Sept 21 to 27.
Nationwide gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi and social activist Syed Azmi Alhabshi are among the many newest to pledge their assist to the motion, becoming a member of the likes of Lisa Surihani, Harith Iskander, Ismail Izzani, Jinnyboy, Chef Wan and extra.
In a promotional video for the marketing campaign, Farah Ann shared about her personal experiences of being bullied. For instance, she was advised: “You must go to hell”, “Your dad and mom didn’t know tips on how to elevate you” and “You’re fats and ugly”.
“Sure, these feedback have been hurtful however why ought to I give a lot of my time, power and psychological capability in direction of these feedback after I might have such a tremendous expertise with my family and friends who love me?” she mentioned.
Celebrities and influencers who assist the marketing campaign will even be becoming a member of a part of the programme, permitting them to work together with and encourage the scholars who take part in it.
The #StandTogether motion was based by R.AGE and SP Setia in 2017 to counter rising instances of bodily and emotional bullying, particularly on-line, by spreading a brand new tradition of kindness – beginning with faculties.
Main stakeholders like Unicef Malaysia and the Training Ministry have pledged their assist to the marketing campaign, serving to to show Nationwide Kindness Week into an annual college programme.
Over 10,000 Malaysians signed as much as assist the motion final yr.
“This marketing campaign is past wonderful. It is stuffed with positivity and it encourages everybody to lend a serving to hand to these in want no matter how huge or small the assistance might be, ” mentioned musician Rabbit Mac, who joined the road of #StandTogether celeb ambassadors since 2018.
“It has made me a greater man as a result of I’ve learnt lots from individuals who took half within the marketing campaign. It refreshed my interior consciousness and made me see issues in another way, ” he mentioned.
This yr, the complete marketing campaign has been tailored on-line as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, with the identical quantity of co-curricular factors for presidency college college students who take part within the actions.
The Kindness Tour scholar gatherings and workshops, usually held in each state, will now transfer to Zoom, with a programme designed by empathy training consultants Tribeless.
A brand new on-line Kindness Management Programme will even be launched, led by the award-winning R.AGE workforce, for college students who need to turn out to be more practical and empathetic youth leaders.
Different companions for this yr’s programme embody Childline and Research Hub Asia.
To assist the #StandTogether motion and to register for the actions and programmes, go to www.standtogether.my.