Grace Truman spreads kindness

IGS Head Girl Grace Truman recently had the privilege of being a speaker for the 2021 World Youth Conference on Kindness organised by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP).

The 2021 World Youth Conference on Kindness highlighted inspirational stories from young people and called for support for World Kindness Day on 13 November.

Grace created a video in which she discusses her own experience and understanding of kindness, and encourages us all to demonstrate and amplify this precious yet free quality.

“As we transition out of lockdown, I thought it could be worth sharing this video with the school community and restating the importance of kindness in our interactions moving forward,” Grace said.

“I was invited to speak on behalf of the World Kindness Movement at the 2021 World Youth Conference on Kindness because of my role as ambassador for the charity fly high billie. The charity has been a part of the World Kindness Movement since the beginning of 2021 and I had the opportunity to meet and speak with the global network of kindness charities via Zoom earlier this year.

“I have now also become youth ambassador for this movement and I was asked by the Head of the Organisation to represent them amongst the other young speakers at this UNESCO conference.”

Grace said the opportunity to speak at the forum was a great honour.

“It allowed me to share my personal story of experiencing kindness and my aspiration for a kinder future. Watching the conference from my bedroom at 9pm on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday was humbling and empowering. All the other speakers had incredible stories to share and their commitment to spreading kindness in all their work was truly inspiring.”

We thank Grace for sharing this inspiring video with our IGS community.