Chandigarh school kids adopt ‘Wall of kindness’ campaign to look after the needy

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Recently, a campaign named ‘Wall of Kindness’ was launched in Chandigarh with the efforts of an NGO, Yuvsatta, and students of private and government schools and other institutions in the Union Territory have adopted the same.

The “wall” is marked on the outer facade of participating institutions, so that the givers and the takers can easily leave and pick up things. People can come and hang clothes or things to be given away on hangers or may nail them on the walls from where the needy can take them away.

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Who are taking part in the campaign?

Hundreds of students in various schools and institutions across Chandigarh have adopted the newly launched campaign. People in some private houses have also shown initiatives on this front at a smaller level.

An initiative to help the needy

Yuvsatta coordinator Pramod Sharma told IANS, ”While working on our social projects, we realised that there was a segment of society which needed clothes, books and other things. Also, many people don’t know what to do with such used things which are still usable otherwise. So, we decided to launch this campaign ‘Wall of Kindness’ with school children in Chandigarh, so that the gap could be bridged.”

Where did the concept of Wall of Kindness come from?

He further added, ”The concept originated in Iran some years back. Over the years, it has been done in Pakistan, parts of China and other countries. The unique thing about this concept is that the giver and the receiver remain anonymous to each other. It has an element of kindness from the giver and gratitude from the receiver.”

Other schools starting ‘Wall of Kindness’ campaigns:

Sharma pointed out that they had not expected such a good response to the campaign. “Many schools and institutions are coming forward to join the campaign,” he said. The success of the campaign can be gauged from the fact that government school authorities want to extend it to individual classes.

The “Wall of Kindness” has already been started by leading institutions in Chandigarh, like Carmel Convent School, Dev Samaj College of Education, St Joseph School, St Stephen’s School, Dev Samaj School and the Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 18.