Positive messages to be spread around campus for World Kindness Day

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Look around the school for positive messages on Nov. 13, also known as World Kindness Day.

On Nov. 13, Fanshawe College students will be spreading kindness.

Students in the Community Integration Through Co-Operative Education (CICE) program will post positive messages around the school for World Kindness Day.

The World Kindness Movement’s website said the event, observed around the world that day, focuses on good deeds in the community.

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The Fanshawe College website said the CICE program is for adults with significant learning challenges such as acquired brain injuries, intellectual disabilities, and developmental disabilities. Those who either have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC) with courses in the Locally Developed curriculum are eligible for the program.

Del Ackland and Sarah Thorp, who are specializing in Early Childhood Education (ECE) are two of the CICE students participating in World Kindness Day. Ackland said they are spreading positive messages around the school during the early evening of Nov. 12 because it’s part of a group project.

“Some of the messages would be like ‘you’re awesome,’” he said.

Both students gave ideas for others to spread kindness. Ackland said to hold the door open for other people and if you see anyone in need, to help out. Thorp said to make room on the bus for people with strollers and seniors. The pair of students also talked about why it’s important to spread kindness any day.

“I think people need to know that kindness is basically everything,” Ackland said.

“It will make you feel good about yourself and others,” Thorp added.

Visit randomactsofkindness.org to find out how else you can spread kindness.