- Katelynn Hardee, a 5-year-old kindergartner, has helped 123 of her classmates to pay their lunch debts
- On learning about how some parents struggled with finance, she started selling cookies outside her home, where she raised $80 dollars (N28,920)
- Hardee hopes to raise more money with her charity programme to help thousands of students in her district
A kindergartner, aged five, has shown the world the true spirit of kindness. Katelynn Hardee, a student of Breeze Hill Elementary School was able to help her 123 classmates pay their lunch debts.
She did this by setting a shop of cookies outside her home where she was able to raise the sum of $80 (N28,920), Daily Mail reports.
Katelynn was prompted to take the kind action when she overheard a parent complaining about how she had to struggle to make payment for after-school programs.
Her mom, Karina Hardee, said that her child started asking her questions about what the struggling parent meant, and she was told that not everyone is fortunate enough to pay for their basic needs.
“She started asking me a lot of questions and I just tried to explain to her that sometimes people aren't as fortunate and that we need to try to be kind and give when we can,” her mother said.
The next line of action for the kid is to raise as much as $6,373 (N2,303,839.50) to be able to clear the debts of thousands of students in Vista Unified School District.
It should be noted that California schools provide meals to students even when they still owe as the debts are cleared at the end of each year by the school district. The lunch debts payment fund has, however, been facing budget cut.
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In addition to her cookies charity business, she set up a page called #KiKisKindnessProject to raise more funds and has gotten $880 with that.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Joshua Agboola, aged nine, built a website for his school right from scratch.
Speaking with the media, the young boy said he hopes technology is introduced into every school’s curriculum.
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