You probably remember Sharity from your childhood – that pink fluffy elephant who would show up at school or community events and educate kids about the importance of thinking of others. Created by Community Chest of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) in 1984, he’s part of the reason Singapore is the caring and inclusive society it is today.
Kids still love Sharity, who looks remarkably fresh for a 7-year-old, and now, like them, he’s moving into the digital world. NCSS has created a series of educational animations of him and his pals encountering various social issues and learning how to tackle them. Along the way, they discover more about teamwork through the sharing of abilities. This way, Sharity’s key message is reinforced: That we all need to do our part to make Singapore a caring and sharing society.
Check out the videos on Sharity’s own website, at www.sharity.sg. To introduce and encourage his teachings at home, there are resources for both students and parents/teachers that can be downloaded from the website. These include a 2017 calendar, songs and song lyrics. Sharity still makes personal appearances throughout Singapore, so keep tabs on his diary by liking his Facebook page, www.fb.com/SharityClub.
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