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Everyone Can Do Good

Written by Graciella Stephanie Ganadhi, Content Writer Intern Project Child Indonesia

Kindness should be a basic trait that everyone possesses. It should be the basis of human’s thought, utterance, and action. Unfortunately, that’s a utopia. In reality, our world is cruel and savage. Sometimes, hatred wins more often than kindness. Worry not though! Our world works sometimes and somehow like folklore too. No matter how hard the evil tries to wreak havoc, goodness always wins. That’s what we, as a society, needs to believe in as we celebrate World Kindness Day.

World Kindness Day is celebrated globally on November 13th every year. With the purpose of highlighting the good deeds in the community, World Kindness Day reminds us to focus on the positive power of kindness that bound us together as a community.

Project Child Indonesia, as an NGO, aims to spread kindness by raising funds for several projects including Sekolah Sungai, especially the newly-found project: Online Learning Assistance. The program itself consists of 50% online classes and 50% offline classes that are held within the boundaries of current health protocol of COVID-19. The program aims to help underprivileged children in Yogyakarta, especially the ones that are already joining Sekolah Sungai. Along with PT. XL Axiata, Tbk., Project Child Indonesia has been able to provide, not only much needed teaching assistance, but also the internet data package for those children to access the online material for the online classes.

As per Project Child Indonesia’s motto: Everyone Can Do Good, World Kindness Day resonates the most with us as an NGO. We believe that kindness can be spread in many forms, from small acts of kindness to a grand act of philanthropy. We, as an organization, were able to help 80 children that are part of the Online Learning Assistance, but that’s just us. If you’re willing you can spread kindness too! Start small, but do it with honesty. If you do it right, kindness can go a long, long, long way!

PCI as An Organized Act of Kindness

Written by Dyah Prajnandhari, Content Writer Intern Project Child Indonesia

There is a common belief that to succeed, you have to grab whatever chance you have, or else it would be someone else’s. This belief makes us unaware that each individual has a competitive relationship and slowly gets too caught up with our stuff. We may forget that we live as human beings and we’re not living alone. As you may be competitive with everything, you can take a step back to look around you and do a considerate act for someone. Check up on your friend, pay your friend a meal, or tell your mom that you love her.

Kindness is one of the crucial habits that is encouraged in Project Child. People may do kindness in spontaneous ways, such as smiling to strangers, holding a door to strangers behind them, or saying thank you to a barista after they make you a coffee. We don’t always plan for kindness, and we do it because we want to do it. However, in Project Child, we try to do an organized act of kindness. This means we always do kindness to society in an organized way so that we can have an impact on them.

Doing kindness in an organized way means we have to prepare the agents of the event. Interns and volunteers are one of the essential aspects of it. Therefore on Friday, 21 February 2020, we have Kak Surayah Ryha, the Executive Director of Project Child Indonesia, to present the importance of doing kindness in an arranged way.

In this rare chance with Kak Aya, she motivated the interns to be the significant agents to always be helpful for the people around us while not forgetting that we have the capability to do it in a well-organized way, not just doing it without good planning. One inspiring story she told the interns, “A few years ago, we had clothes that were given by exchange students. We think we can distribute to the people who need them. We were giving them freely, but it turned out so bad. We didn’t use our capability to think that we have a more organized way to help them. She then recalled that it was a success after she and her team changed the plan. “We ended up selling them at a very low price, and we included the children in this event. They learned how to bear responsibility, the parents could get what they wanted, and we succeeded in giving kindness that we want.”

Even though it is not always easy to do kindness in an organized way, PCI believes that at least everyone can do good. It also becomes a reminder for us to step back from whatever we are doing right now and look for around you.