On the lookout for Kindness Heroes; Schools in Dublin Invited to Participate in the Lord Mayor’s Initiative

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Daithí de Róiste invited schools across Dublin city to take part in the Kindness Heroes initiative. The initiative is one that aims to promote and nurture a culture of compassion and goodwill in Dublin.

Dublin is a city that is known for its vibrant community spirit; through this initiative it begins a mission to spread kindness throughout neighbourhoods. The Kindness Heroes initiative invited children to showcase acts of kindness during the week of April 15th to April 19th, 2024.

Lord Mayor Daithí de Róiste said, “An act of kindness not only brightens someone’s day, it also uplifts the spirits of the person doing the act of kindness. In a world that can sometimes feel unkind, small gestures often serve as beacons of hope, helping promote emotional well-being and build stronger bonds within our community. Kindness is action orientated; you can’t be kind sitting on your couch watching TV. It’s about doing something for somebody else without any expectation of anything in return.”

Participating schools throughout Dublin city were encouraged to nominate students who exemplify the spirit of kindness through their actions. These Kindness Heroes will be recognized and honoured during a special ceremony at the Mansion House next month.”We want our young citizens to understand how a small effort of kindness can make an impact on others;” added The Lord Mayor. “They not only make a positive difference in someone else’s life but also contribute to building a caring community.”

Schools are encouraged to nominate one of their Kindness Superheroes to be invited into the Mansion House in May for presentation of a Lord Mayor Scroll. Email details of the act of kindness including the pupils name to kindness@dublincity.ie.

You can also share acts of kindness and inspire others by tagging the Lord Mayor of Dublin on social media platforms including Instagram (@lordmayorofdublin) and Facebook (@lordmayorofdublin).