SHOMMAN KIND LAB
SHOMMAN KIND LAB is a knowledge-based academia to engender a Moral Revolution. Its objectives are to enhance and update Moralities, Gratitude, Forgiveness, Culture of Giving and Humbleness – those merits that need to be a ‘Kind Person’. Specially designed Courses for School Children and Empirical Research related to moral values and social work are part of this effort. Awareness of social justice is a part of our activities. We introduced a slogan, “SURVIVAL OF THE KINDEST”. This is a journey towards building personal and social learning for ‘EDUCATION 2030’.
Our activities, including research, are about ‘Rethinking and Rediscovering’ the importance of common morals towards both inner and outer peace. We believe there is a relationship between health promotion, positive emotions, wellbeing, and social work with kindness. And we are working to highlight kind peoples’ names, lifestyles and evaluate the importance of kind people in our society. We also work on the health care status and social rights of Domestic Helping Hands, focusing on Bangladesh along with South Asian countries implementing actions to ensure their virtue and honor in the society. We also believe basic morals, including kindness, begin at home. Also, our focus areas involve studying the healthcare status of the Indigenous and Physically-Challenged Women and Children and providing them with the proper educational facilities and social rights that they are often deprived of.
Needs of Teaching Moral Values in Schools
When most people think about a school curriculum, they think about language, maths, sciences, and social studies.
So far, there are no courses related to moral values being part of the educational curriculum for school children. Eventually, this creates a specific problem. Neglecting to teach moral values alongside academic concepts in schools changes children’s mentality during their formative years and causes unpredictable and unjust societal troubles. If an individual doesn’t learn moral values as they develop, how will they discern the difference between right and wrong? Moreover, if they develop poor ethics and no moral values, they could harm society.
The goal of incorporating moral values into education is to ensure that, upon graduation, students have the knowledge and skills needed to work and succeed. Still, it has been seen that a kind attitude is also needed for personal, mental, and physical wellbeing. Today, the world needs a younger generation who believe and practice gratitude, a culture of giving, kindness, humbleness, and forgiving others to be a part of a safe, peaceful, and cooperative society.
As parents and educators, we should all advocate teaching moral values in our schools for the following three reasons.
1. To prepare our children for their future roles in society
2. Many parents are not teaching moral values at home
3. To provide an alternative to the violence and dishonesty students see around them
Significance of ‘Kindness & Wellbeing’ Research
One of the key objectives of this study is to identify and explore the lives of the 100 kindest people of the 20th century (1901-2021), the most devastating period in the social history of mankind (last ten thousand years). Through this research, we want to evaluate their act of kindness and their matchless influences on our societies from a heterogeneous perspective; and understand how and to what extent their contribution has shaped the modern world. Kindest people’s matchless influence, but from a different perspective.
Moreover, this study will reveal how new generations perceive kindness in the current changing world. In addition, identifying and honoring the world’s kindest people will encourage today’s youth to grow into kinder individuals. Therefore, a special focus area of my research is to enlighten today’s youth to idolize and aspire to be the kindest people and grow prosperously with the moralities to build a kinder future. In this regard, we also designed moral classes for school children to teach today’s younger generation to be kind people for better citizens for tomorrow’s world.
It is expected that using the findings of this research; people will know the past, present, and future patterns of kindness. They will understand the influencing factors of kindness and its impact on people’s overall development, including mental and physical wellbeing. It is also expected that the world will find a new pathway of peace and sustainable development.