Los Altos Elementary got a visit from NED’s Kindness Adventure program on Tuesday, December 11, to learn about the joy that comes with showing kindness, respect, and acceptance towards others.
NED’s Kindness Program shared with students about Ned’s, a cartoon character, visit to Kenya. At first Ned was reluctant to go because there were so many cultural differences. However, he was quick to learn that he had many things in common with the kids in Kenya, and all over the world.
The program used music, fun magical illusions, storytelling, and audience participation. The focus was to teach students themes like caring for others, including others, being able to make friends anywhere, that differences can be good, and that each person matters.
After the program was over students had the opportunity to purchase hand-made items from Kenya. A portion of all items that are sold go towards clean water for kids in Kenya. Items include carved bone and beaded necklaces, hand carved wooden animals, coil wraps, pencil pouches, and much more. Los Altos sold 146 hand-made items providing people in Kenya with 14,600 gallons of water.
The other portion of sales from the hand-made items goes towards paying it forward to other schools. For example, money from the kindness sale at Los Altos will cover the cost of the program at the next school who will get a visit from NED’s Kindness Program. This allows the program to continue at no cost to schools or districts.