Jewels of Kindness & Respect

GEMS Jewels of Kindness GEMS World Academy - Dubai: students gather old toys and clothes to donate to the Emirates Red Crescent charity

Children learn best when there is close collaboration between home and school. The GEMS Jewels of Kindness and Respect initiative is a means of encouraging children to think about being kind to their family and peers and the wider community. It’s values-led education in action!

Schools have been sharing examples of their students embodying helpfulness, empathy, compassion and respect. Here are some of the most striking, but there are plenty more ­online – just search for #GEMSJewelsofKindness

The Winchester School: tiny hands – big deeds
Ayan makes an effort to keep the environment clean by picking up rubbish with his friend
GEMS Westminster School – RAK: nature lover
Sinan Faizal helps his mother by tidying up around the house, and he enjoys watering the garden to keep the plants green and healthy
GEMS World Academy – Dubai: helping out with charity
Students gather old toys and clothes to donate to the Emirates Red Crescent charity
GEMS Heritage Indian School: spreading happiness
KG student Rishit spends Saturday mornings with his parents sharing food and drinks with construction workers near his home
GEMS Heritage Indian School
Rhea Murali from Grade 1 was brave and cut her beautiful long hair to donate to cancer patients
Jumeirah Primary School: being a role model
Rehan is presented with a Jewels of Kindness & Respect camel for always being polite and kind-hearted
GEMS Dubai American Academy: recognition
Third grader Chendi is presented with a surprise certificate to reward acts of kindness
GEMS New Millennium School – Al Khail: community service
Afifa donates almost 200 boxes of food every Friday to the labourers around her mosque and her house
GEMS International School – Al Khail: teachers help too
One of the teachers, Mr Alan, lends a hand to the support staff when he’s got free time
GEMS Winchester School – Oud Metha: supporting family
Rob volunteered to carry his younger brother on his back when he got tired of walking at the Global Village