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WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL EXPRESSIONS OF KINDNESS: MULTIMEDIA SHOWCASE!

Dear project participants!

The project is now over. We are very grateful for all the wonderful submissions that we have received in every category. They came from children and young people, ages 3-18, from 45 countries around the world. The exact number of entries is still to be determined but it is at least 1,000 with over 1,500 participants. You can find all entries on this website.

We have already started issuing certificates but given the number of submissions, it might take more time than anticipated. In any case, all the certificates should be ready and emailed to the submitters by June 30, 2022.

If you are an educator who submitted for a group of students, it will be helpful to receive a list with the first and last name of each of them. This could speed up the process of putting together certificates. If you have any questions, please email us at kindnessexpressions@gmail.com.

With appreciation and very best wishes to all of you,

Dr. Tatyana Tsyrlina-Spady, Project Director and International Coordinator, and the Project Action Team

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Important News!

We announce a new title, the Kindness Champion that would be awarded to different categories of individuals or groups determined by the Project Action team together with the Youth Board to acknowledge those who:

  1. Were the first to submit the project from their own country/state/school. For example, Kindness Champion in Poland, or Oregon Kindness Champion (USA), or Alizava Basic School Kindness Champions (Lithuania). 
  2. Submitted the entry which was the most meaningful to inspire others to action.
  3. Entered the project that has made a difference either in someone’s life or in the life of animals, or in the preservation of nature and a healthy environment.
  4. Proved to be the most active coordinators in their country and generated a large number of entries.

After the due date we will also select and celebrate the youngest project participants, the participants from war zones, and the authors of the most original projects. Names of all champions will be published gradually on the website and special Champion certificates will be sent via email to each of them. The logo on the Certificate has been produced by our Project Youth Board. We expect that these champions will serve as true advocates of kindness in their circle of friends and beyond.

Congratulations to our Kindness Champions who were the first in their own country to submit an entry: Sophia, 12, USA; David, 12, Romania; Katya, 11, Russia; Tejae, 12, Trinidad and Tobago; Akeza, 11, Rwanda; Roehann, 5, Philippines; Farooq, 10, Bangladesh; Annabel, 8, Canada; Yassine, 14, Tunisia; Kean, 13, Mozambique; Paul, 5, France; Caleb, 8, Mexico; Sofia, 12, Ukraine; Mariama, 13, The Gambia; Cora, 11, China; Vita, 6, The Netherlands; Zani, 9, Switzerland; Lottie, 11, United Kingdom; Kossua Esther Emmanuella Adjoumani, Cote d’Ivoire; Sahibjit Singh Bhullar, India; Isabella, 17, New Zealand; Isaac, 17, Australia; Latif, 15, Uganda; Justiniano, 18, Dominican Republic; Salman, 4, Saudi Arabia; Wiadzo, 17, Czech Republic; Iveel, 7, Mongolia; Nathan, 4, South Korea.

Congratulations to the first adult Kindness Champions, the most active coordinators in their own country: Irina Belienė and Danutė Miknevičienė,  Lithuania; Kristina Cernei and Nadejda Simion,  Republic of Moldova; Melinda Pierson, USA and Haiti; Verica Jukić, Croatia; Joanna Przybylska, Poland; Tatiana Serova, Ukraine; Chintamani Yogi and Samrat Yogi, Nepal; Mylene Tapiador, The Philippines; Estela Carrera-Infante and Nancy Webster, USA; Milandre Vlok, South Africa; Toti Jean-Marc Yalé, Cote d’Ivoire; Mayasari Abdul Majid, Malaysia; Zakir Hossain, Bangladesh, Croatia, Malaysia, Switzerland; Ramandeep, India; Veronica Veretennikova, Russia; Kristi Gibbs, USA; Cristiana de Sousa Pizarro Bravo Madureira, Mozambique.

Congratulations to the first submitters in their state in the United States: Elsa, 15, WA; Brooke, 15, CA; Reid, 10, and Emerie, 12, AZ; Fiona, 6, HI; Olivia, 9, Luke, 7, and Will, 7, OH; Rachel, 12, MA.

Congratulations to our first Kindness Champion in the category: Inspired Others for Action. Grace K., 8 years old, managed to inspire many students in Mukilteo Elementary School to create 150 friendship bracelets along with heart drawings and cards for Ukrainian refugee children.

The logo on the Kindness Champion Certificate has been created by our Youth Board

The International Expressions of Kindness has been initiated by the NW Center for Excellence in Media Literacy, College of Education, University of Washington, and the nonprofit organization Action for Media Education

The project is done in partnership with Child Rights in Action, International Council for Media Literacy, National Association for Media Literacy Education, International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) Region 9 – International Schools, and Wisdom Thinkers Network.

We also received endorsements from the following individuals, national and international organizations and groups:

Marta Santos Pais, child rights lawyer, and a former UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children.

The Evolved Nest
Janusz Korczak Society of Russia
Janusz Korczak Association of Canada
Daktaro Janušo Korčako centras / Doctor Janusz Korczak Centre (Lithuania)
International Korczak Association
Film Access Northumberland, and EducommunicAfrik.

Ripple Kindness Effect: One school student initiating friendship bracelets for Ukrainian refugee children in Europe

Certificates Received

Step-by-step guidelines that explain how to submit are available in English here, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. Interested in downloading the project flyer in 16 different languages, click here, it will bring you to the International Coordinators page and scroll to the bottom of this page.

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