It was another typical day at class except that the students are crouched in a position when a voice boomed across the classroom.
“Bend down and hands on your heads!”
Early last month, the Kinderland children experienced an earthquake simulation drill during class time.
The stimulation drill was part of our Sulawesi Earthquake Relief project, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that came about following the devastating 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia. The earthquake triggered a tsunami with a height up to 7 metres and soil liquefaction that followed shortly after, resulting in at least 2,100 deaths and 16,700 homeless victims.
Together with Singapore Red Cross, our teachers and children banded together to raise funds for the victims. In less than 3 weeks, Kinderland and her sister brands, ELFA and Skool4Kidz raised over $11,000 for the victims of the Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami. Teachers educated our children on natural disasters, and the measures to take in the event of an earthquake. They discuss the plight of those affected by the disaster to instil compassion at a young age.
CSR projects are a cornerstone of our curriculum at Kinderland. Through such projects, we aim to nurture individuals with compassion and social responsibility from young. At the same time, we want our children to learn about the multiplier effects of their small acts and the large impact their actions will have on the community.