Service learning is essential for students of every age. Kindness, generosity, gratitude and respect are all important values we want to instill in our children. Caretakers are often the people who do the most yet receive the least recognition. There are so many people who offer us care at school: ayis, gardeners, logistics personnel, nurse, office staff, cafeteria staff, etc. Sometimes, it’s the simple things, the smallest acts that can make the difference.
The children in ECA made cards that said: “Thank you. You are appreciated.” Chocolates were taped to the cards and the children set out to deliver the cards around the school. As they handed out the cards, chocolates and flowers, they thanked each staff member for their care. This act was a great way to teach students the value of being kind to others.